Today I’m off to NYC for the weekend to attend BlogHer ’12, a blogging conference with thousands of woman around the world. I can hardly wait! Not only am I excited about meeting fellow blogger pals in person, I also can’t wait to learn about new techniques in social media, blogging, writing, and using your blog for advocacy. Hopefully it will all pay off!
Unfortunately I won’t have much time to ramble around New York City as the conference will be pretty jam-packed with presentations and parties (yes, parties and lots of them! I guess those blogging ladies like to have fun!). I am really looking forward to meeting up with fellow blogger and friend, Jennifer Burden, founder of World Mom’s Blog who has been an amazing influence in my life as a blogger and social good advocate. Jen just launched our new site (I am a writer and editor for human rights and social good on WMB) yesterday which is gorgeous so in case you are interested, check it out!
I will most likely be off the radar for the next few days while I’m in NYC and will report back on Sunday when I return, dead tired at home. Our family has a crazy couple of weeks. My husband leaves the next morning for California for a week and lands at the airport a few hours before I leave for France. My dad and I are doing another hiking trip this time La Tour de Vanoise in the french alps. I’ve tried my best to keep in good shape this summer by running and biking constantly but the last few weeks of travel have killed me and I only hope that I can keep up with my 69-year-old dad on the trail! He is an inspiration to us all!
After I return only a week remains until school starts up again for my two children. Just like that, summer is over in a flash. It is a bittersweet feeling in many ways. First because I love summer and I felt like this summer has been a bit too crazy for me. Not enough time to stop and smell the roses. Second, because my little girl is going to Kindergarten. Where on earth the time has gone, I do not know. Having children definitely puts your life and its pace in perspective. It goes faster each and every year so I need to make sure I embrace my time with them as young children, despite the fatigue and work, and enjoy it.
I am looking forward to the next few weeks. My posts may be scattered, especially when I’m in France and have no computer. But you know I’ll be back with more stories, photos and inspiration (I hope!) to share.