Tomorrow I am headed to Charlotte for the Type A Parent Conference. I’ll spend 3.5 days learning and sharing with social media parents from all over the country. I’m also rooming with three of my favorite friends too! Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it, but there’s also a bit of hesitation in my heart.
Leaving my kids for that long is always hard. I am with them 24/7 and, while I desperately need a break for some quality me time, I also know I will miss them tremendously. All I have to say is thank god for Skype and an amazing husband who is happy to step in and support my endeavors.
I know the baby won’t really get it, but my little man definitely notices when I am gone. And since he’ll have a few babysitters during the day, I’ve been trying to give him a bit of heads up (which is difficult to do when he has absolutely no concept of time.) I plan to record a little movie of me singing bedtime songs so he has something to watch in case we can’t Skype every day. We’ve also been squeezing in lots of extra snuggles and hugs.
It’s good for me (and for them) to go away every now and again. I love being home with them, but I definitely have the need to use the business side of my brain more often. I’ve wanted to grow this brand and build my audience for quite some time, and conferences like Type A and BlogHer (in NYC in August!) will help me achieve that goal. There’s always more to learn. Always.
But I will miss those little kids. Two days is sort of my max at being away from them without feeling like a part of me is missing. So by Sunday morning, I’ll be desperate for some hugs and kisses from my babes.