I had the absolute pleasure of having dinner last night with some amazing local bloggers at one of our favorite meeting places, The Busy Bee. We often choose this location because of their semi-private and spacious loft and the overabundance of tater tots on the menu.
Bloggers LOVE tots.
If you follow any of the 20 or so of us on Twitter, you already know this because your stream was FULL of tots last night. It was actually pretty comical. I am pretty sure we ate our weight in potatoes (and sour cream and onions and bacon), but it was so worth it.
It’s so interesting to gather with like-minded women and just relax. There was a fair amount of shop-talk sure, but overall it was just hanging out among old friends and new. And just what I needed.
I often have to remind myself that I am actually living my dream. How many people get to say that!? It’s an immense privilege and I need to start owning it. Last year was really hard on my emotions. I struggled a lot. I cried a lot. I prayed a lot. It was just one of those really hard years that we all face from time to time. I am sure it won’t be the last one that I face. But this year, while not without struggle is just so SO good. And it’s nothing I did. I just get to enjoy it. And I want to make the most of it.
Seeing all of these women who are mothers and friends and moms-to-be and bloggers inspired me. We are all doing the best we can and trying to inspire others by sharing our mistakes and our victories. Blogging can be so narcissistic sometimes. I get that. I totally get that. But then a beautiful thing happens. All of a sudden you are gorging yourself on tots with women you never would have known if you hadn’t met through blogging. Women that can geek out about stats or SEO or squeal over a mutual infatuation with the Hunger Games.
I feel like I am coming into my skin. Not just as a blogger, but as a mother and as this person that I have been morphing into ever since I was pregnant with Oscar. I am part professional, part friend, part crazy and all mom. I love my husband and this life that we have. I feel so fortunate to be right here on a Tuesday morning, living my dream.
Thanks to The Busy Bee for hosting our fun evening, thanks to Suzanne for getting us all together and thanks to all of you for being here and living my dream with me.