July 4, 2013

Red, White and Blue

 
 
17 days.

How did that happen. 

17 days and it's wheels up and I"m heading to the U S of A!

I"m off to Blogher13 and I'm excited and overwhelmed, I haven't packed and I have a To Do list that doesn't seem to be getting any shorter.

I can hardly believe that I'm going,   It's not just the conference that I'm excited about, but the whole experience of travelling,  and of visiting my beloved America again, after 16 long years.

My friends know that I'm obsessed by two things, the colour green, and America!  Not a day has gone by since the first time I visited this amazing country, that I haven't thought of, or been reminded of my first overseas holiday, all those years ago.

I was a wide eyed, twenty something, first time traveller, and I have such fond memories of the month I travelled through America.  My life changed after that, it really did, because I realised there was so much to see in the world, so many people to meet, and memories that will stay with me forever.

So now I'm going back.  I'm older now, and married with children. I'm still confident in what I'm doing, and it doesn't worry me that I'm going alone.

And that's the thing.  I won't be alone.  I"ve already connected with many bloggers online from America, Australia and a lovely girl from France (hi Jennie!).  As Virginia wrote today "we are hanging out now, we are socializing so we have a frame of reference when we meet in person.  We have icebreakers".

So when I arrive in Chicago, I'll have friends waiting for me, and it will be amazing. 

Happy 4th of July to my new friends, and to a country that holds my heart so dear.

6 comments:

Virginia said...

Well, technically, you'll be waiting for me in Chicago by the time I get there, but hey, who's counting technicalities?

I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU! Prepare to be pounced on.

Mimsie said...

It's fantastic that you are making this trip and after all the very hard work over the past few years nobody deserves it more than you do. How wonderful to meet up with blogging friends and put faces to names. So glad for you, and look forward to reading all about it on your return home.

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Virginia, yes that's true. I'll be waiting with a big old Aussie hug! x

@ Mimsie, I can hardly believe I'm going, the days are just flying by, and I have so much to do! I'll get there! x

Dreaming said...

Have a wonderful time. Take lots of pictures for future blogposts!

nikkimoffitt said...

So strange - I was just looking through the Blogher app and picked a random name to look at someone's profile - yours was the first that came up. I am an Aussie, although currently living in the US and it will be my first BlogHer. I look forward to perhaps meeting you there!

nikkimoffitt said...

So strange - I was just looking through the Blogher app and picked a random name to look at someone's profile - yours was the first that came up. I am an Aussie, although currently living in the US and it will be my first BlogHer. I look forward to perhaps meeting you there!