|My picture of outfit I wore - only one I got unless Danimezza |
the event photographer got some? You will see below why.
When things don't go to plan don't worry because Aston will share his biscuit with you!
So today has been pretty busy so far and there is still more to come!
This morning I got the 2 big kids off to school, made an effort on myself and got the little man in my life Aston ready to head over to The Bloggers Brunch. I have to say that all of that is a pretty good achievement but the biggest one of all was putting in some extra effort on myself! If you have read my blog lately you may have seen that I was having a wardrobe revamp with the help of CaznStyle. Well today was my first day of putting myself to the test and I think I went okay? It would have been easier if I just put something on that I had put on a hundred times before but I want to make a change. This change is because I want to start looking after myself and not feel guilty about it....you Mum's reading this will probably know what I am talking about? I also want to make this change because I want my kids to see that this is important. I especially want to learn and do these things because I never seen my Mum do this enough and now my daughter is 5 I think it is important she sees me do it. So stick with this post and see how I went?
Aston and I headed out the door as the big kids went off to school, then we picked up Cheree and headed to the event. The traffic was awesome (Thank You Melbourne drivers for driving safely!) so we arrived early. I got Aston all sorted in the pram and headed off to the event. We were greeted by some other bloggers and put some faces to some very familiar blogs that we read which is always nice. There is something a little funny, a bit awkward but then often lovely about 'knowing' someone online and then finally meeting them face to face. You wonder how you should approach people? Do you call them by their name (if you know it) or by their blog name? Will they think you are strange if you want to hug them because you feel like you already know them really well and adore the person they are? I would say 99% of the time it all goes well (well in my case when I have met people it has...maybe they might think differently of me though?) There has been people I have 'known' online for about 5 years and we are now only just starting to meet and I am loving this because it is like we are old friends. Aston played for a while with the babysitters but then realised I was standing more then a few feet away so decided he wanted me and cried. I decided it wasn't a big deal if I didn't sit with the rest of the bloggers because I could see and hear from the back of the room. I though to myself, I am his Mum and he must come first!
We hung out up the back of the room and as I held him he shared his biscuit with me and patted me on the back. I had a bit of a moment with him and I just melted. I didn't want the fact that I had to look after my boy while really wanting to stay involved with everything stress me out so I didn't. I usually would become quite stressed but I just did my best. I still heard most of what the amazing speakers had to say and even though I was on the back foot I still managed to chat with all the companies at the event too. At one moment I looked down and my trench coat was covered in biscuit that Aston had so loving shared with me earlier. I think I kind of giggled because I had tried so hard to make effort on myself and what I was wearing and here I was covered in biscuit!
I unfortunately didn't get to network with all the amazing women in the house but I still felt really blessed to have share the space with them. Next event I hope to meet all of those girls I didn't get to meet this time and if any of you are reading my blog now I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to say Hi.
Today I have walked away from this event feeling really inspired, motivated, nice due to my effort with looking after me and a good Mum.
Look out for some more posts on this event as it was awesome it is just I now have to go get ready to go to Pre Blogopolis drinks in the city and since I'm making an effort I better go!