When I attended Camp Mighty last fall I went to Palm Springs armed with my Mighty Life List. At the end of camp I had several new friends, lots of inspiration and 5 specific things I chose to work on for the following year. This weekend I will officially tick off one of those five items in its entirety: Attend BlogHer Food in Austin.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make. With all the changes in my life in the last three months, it’s been difficult to blog about food. Really, it’s been difficult to blog about anything but feelings and occasionally music, because for me music is an extension of feelings. But I love food and know food. People who read my blog visit my food posts most often. My full-time job is food. I want to get back in my groove.
So, a few weeks ago I decided to bite the financial bullet and get myself together. Found a discounted ticket from a woman who was unable to attend. As I sit here I still haven’t booked my rental car or my AirBNB stay. (Do I stay for $140 3 miles away, $155 1 mile away or $170 in an Airstream fitted with a king-sized Tempurpedic?) But I have let work know I won’t be here and my kiddos have their Ninny coming to stay with them. I also have plans to visit IKEA for bargains on the way down and a friend for coffee on the way back. I’m ridiculously excited about both of those “excursions”, too.
I feel ill-prepared to visit BlogHer Food because my food blogging is so dormant right now, but I am trusting my intuition that this food blogging immersion will reinspire my creativity. Plus, it will be fun to reconnect with the bloggers I’ve met at Camp Mighty and The Ranch. Also, I’m also confident I’ll bring back ideas, connections and inspiration for my non-blogging work life. Everyone wins!
Giving myself this inspiration feels good. Going back to Austin for a do-over feels good, too.