I was asked to be one of the live bloggers for this year's amazing Mom 2.0 conference, in Laguna, California. My ticket was covered, I had a place to stay at the Ritz-Carlton, and all I needed was airfare to get there. I was thrilled, and so thankful that I was asked to participate this way at my favourite conference. What a great opportunity.
Mom 2.0 is hands down the most exclusive, amazing, intimate blogging conference there is. It's just... awesome.
You know when you haven't tried something before, and it's okay, because you don't know how great a thing it is that you're missing? But once you've had a taste for the great, you know it's great, so missing out really stings.
Mom 2.0 is the same weekend as Greek Easter, and this is a big deal for me and my family. I tried to come up with a hundred reasons why it would be okay to be away from my children this important weekend, but I wasn't feeling good about it, at all.
I also could not justify the $1000 airfare ticket to get to California for two nights. Last year, I was lucky to receive sponsorship from IKEA, Volkswagen, Tommee Tippee, and Kellogg's to attend Mom 2.0 but this year, because I was fairly certain I was not going to be attending, I didn't pursue this option early enough.
I was so looking forward to hanging out with some of my favourite people again—Jessica, Titania, Ali, Nadia, Angella—and finally meeting the first blogger I ever read, (and totally, totally love) Rebecca.
The only thing that makes me feel a tiny bit better? Knowing that this year Marinka won't be there, either.
Next year, you guys? I'm so there. I'm not missing my favourite conference two years in a row. It's a done deal.
I hope it's an incredible time for everyone going, and if you're looking for me May 3-5, I'll be under a rock somewhere in the fetal position with no internet connection, so I don't suffer from a bad case of FOMO!