We’re talking panels of women like Chelsea Clinton, Laurie Hernandez (Olympic gymnast/medalist), Gabrielle Reece (former pro volleyball player, Nike’s first female spokesperson) … and other powerful, successful, influential women in a variety of different fields.
Not to mention a room full of like-minded fellow attendees to have the opportunity to connect with and be inspired by…
Yeah, you guys… I’m pretty pumped.
When I first learned about the option to attend BlogHer, the self-doubting part of me said, “I have no business rubbing elbows with the kind of people that will be there.” Then the financially-aware part of me stepped in and started adding up the cost of registration, flight, hotel and miscellaneous travel costs and showing me how I should use that money to help cover other things in the family budget.
But this time, I let my heart step into the conversation.
Because something inside there was telling me that I need this and I deserve this. That this is something that would be big part of pushing me deeper into my calling to use my gifts to connect people through my writing. And that I couldn’t miss it.
I haven’t listened to my heart a lot in the last year. I’ve convinced myself that I’m at a stage of life (and motherhood) that putting other people first is just where I exist, and is the RIGHT place to be. That my time will come… and that right now, my family needs me.
Well you know what… My family does need me.
Not just the laundry-doing, appointment taxi-ing, macaroni-and-cheese-making, bed-making me.
The human me. The person me. The me that has passions and drive and goals for myself.