Hi! That’s me, Rachel, the girl who writes this blog 😉 Yep, didn’t lose that 20 pounds that I was aiming too, sigh oh well.. such is life.
Last year, when all the BlogHer posts were making their round, I was a brand new blogger and I was torn between jealousy for those who were going/there and confusion, I had no clue what BlogHer was.
This year, I’m going!!!!
I’m thrilled and grateful beyond belief. So many people have written their own “what to do/not do at BlogHer posts” I guess I might as well throw my hat into the ring.
I speak just like I write.. in exclamations, caps and with EXTREME enthusiasm and yes, I really do cut the ‘g’ off a lot of my words. I’m a Texan, y’all.
I drink beer from the bottle.
Be prepared… I hug, a lot. I talk with my hands, I frequently touch as an exclamation and as a gesture of caring.
Depending upon what time of day it is and where we are I can be found one of two places, throwing myself out there and introducing myself to everyone who passes by, or huddled in a corner wondering what the hell I’m doing there.
On the ‘what to wear note’ I love sundresses, skirts and cute shoes. Granted my typical cute shoes are Yellow Box flip flops… but, for BlogHer I am leaving those at home and going with grown up shoes 😉
I love the feel, the flow, the swing, the subtle swish of femininity that I get from wearing dresses but, that’s me.
If you’re rockin’ the sweats, the jeans, the shorts, the capris, the pajamas I don’t care, if it’s you… rock it. Be you. Be comfortable. Be real. Isn’t that why we blog? To be real, to discover ourselves and then share the real us.
I blog because I love tucking those memories away, jotting them down, only to be re-discovered one day by surprise.. a treat, a treasure that brings joy, laughter, tears and that “oh yes” feeling. The pure pleasure and delight that I have gleaned just from the last year and half of my archives is beyond measure. I blog for my kids, for my past, present and future and the biggest surprise and one of the greatest joys.. the community that I have discovered and come to love. The moms, dads, women, men and friends that I have made, the true holders of my heart, those friends who strike straight to my core. Those precious friends whom I have come to know, love and cherish beyond belief, they are an unexpected bonus and a treasure beyond measure.
If you see me at BlogHer and want to say Hi, PLEASE DO! Run, walk, jog, scream.. whatever, I am thrilled beyond belief to be going, to meet you, to hug those I’ve already connected with and to meet and squee with those I don’t yet know. Plus, I have 195 business cards that I’m dyin’ to hand out.
Now, it is 1:04 AM WAAAAY past my bedtime, I have to pack, paint my toenails and try to find the miracle product that will keep my hair from looking too terribly dry and frizzy 🙂
If you’re going to BlogHer please say Hi and let me know! Leave me your twitter name so that we can find each other there!!!