I’m going to a blogging conference. I guess it’s more than a blogging confernce since it covers topics in podcasting, self-worth, entrepreneurship, video content, and more. BlissDom Canada should end up being the place for online brands to connect and grow – at least that’s my ambition.
Why am I going to BlissDom?
Because my husband has been nagging at me for years to go do something and take a break from the kids.
As a Stay At Home Mom of 2, I spend every day with my kids, and I’ve never really taken a break. And I need a break. I’m not the type of person to just peace out for a weekend and be fine. I need something to do. This is that something.
BlissDom popped up on my blogger radar earlier this year, and I pitched the idea to my husband. I didn’t want to travel to the USA for a blogger conference, and there isn’t much that happens on the West Coast of Canada. We’ve got WestJet Dollars, a little money I’ve made from this blog, and I bought a ticket to BlissDom.
I’m going to take a break from the kids and because it seems like a great opportunity to grow my passions – building and growing online spaces for the community.
But I’m Terrified.
This is the first time I’ve been away from the kids. My inlaws watched Walter when I gave birth to Anna, but that was not very long and I was very preoccupied. I went away for a night of working and sleeping in a hotel, but 14 hours is a blink.
I’m not sure how I’m going to fall asleep without two children clinging to my body. Some nights the kids go to bed in their room, but I usually lay awake tossing and turning until someone joins me in my big bed.
I’m anxious about my husband is responsible for all the things. Multitasking isn’t his fortay, and his patience isn’t the best (neither is mine).
I’m not looking forward to being an extrovert and meeting new people because this mama walks the line between introvert and extrovert. Basically, I’m an introvert till you get to know me, and then I might as well be an oversharing, enthusiastic extrovert who is still terrified to try new things. It’s just exhausting to be around people when you haven’t done it in years. Tradeshows, training conferences, and connecting with strangers is something I used to do, but I’ve had two kids and just bum around home now. That’s an understatement since I’m pretty active in my community, but you get my drift.
Also, because I’m coming from some small Northern BC town, I feel like I’ll be that person who doesn’t know anyone because everyone else knows everyone from being big city people.
And, I may have packed a ton of granola bars because I’m scared won’te wont be food. I know my friends suggested jerky, but I just don’t like Costco Jerky, and didn’t want to pack fresh jerky from the butcher in my bag.
I’m also terrified my 6 am flight out of Prince George will be delayed due to the fog. Fog is common in Prince George in October. It delayed a flight 4 hours earlier this week. I would then miss my flight to Toronto. #worrywartmoment
My Husband’s Tips for Going to BlissDom
- Be Friendly.
- Wear Deodorant. Apparently, it’s only okay to smell in the comfort of my own home but not in public spaces like conferences. *insert eye roll*
Let’s Go to BlissDom
Because I’m stoked to connect and collaborate with others in my industry who are more serious than me. It’s all fine and dandy to see people on the internet, but really, in person connection is so much more inspirational and life-changing.
I can’t wait to build and grow my other brands. I’m not going to BlissDom for this blog; I’m going for Northern BC Moms & the Cloth Diaper Podcast. These are the spaces on the internet that I want to grow, establish, and build into the community.
I want this to just be my blog and represent the original reason I started to blog – to share whatever I wanted about my life. SimplyMomBailey is simply my life, and that lifestyle topic is too vague for the world of connections and success. Over the months, I’ve tried to narrow down my niche, but I don’t want to. I want to continue to share the content I want to share as I grow and develop as a person.
But I’m so excited to be sharing cloth diaper content here and on the podcast, and to be growing a Northern BC community over with my wonderful lady’s.
See you at BlissDom. And if you’ve ever been to a big city conference let me know your best tips.