I cannot explain how excited and nervous and freaking out worried I am right now because there is actually a chance I might be going to BlogHer in New York!!
I was talking to some friends from BloggerPR today and Kim from Tales of a Ranting Ginger mentioned that she had a friend who was looking to sell her BlogHer ticket for an Early Bird price. Nicole from MamaNYC said she was interested just before I had the chance, but then she said that I could try first since she might already have a contact selling a ticket. So…Tara from Tara's View of the World emailed me and offered the ticket!!
As you all know, just a ticket to BlogHer is just not enough for the whole conference. I'm in Texas so I am going to need a plane ticket, a ride (MamaNYC already offered me a ride to the hotel so maybe I don't need this), and a hotel room for 3-4 nights, food, and you know there will be more expenses!! I've never been to New York so you know I just want to BE there and I do NOT want to be strapped for cash!!
I have a potential sponsor that might be able to help with some expenses, but I don't know yet how much they can offer.
Then, there's the family's expenses…
I stopped by my dad's shop today to get pricing on an A/C for the Jeep because we are dying in this heat and that's $600 at least. The brakes may be squealing so I'm thinking it's time to just get them fixed before they actually have a problem which is around $200. I do have some money coming in from some blogging gigs and I have some Amazon codes that I could trade a friend for cash…but should I JUMP in?!!
I talked to Hubby a little about it tonight and he says rather than be bummed about only have part of the puzzle (glass half empty) that I should totally be stoked about how close I am to getting to BlogHer (glass half full!!). I know you all may not know this well, but this is NOT like Hubby at all!! I am usually the optimist and he is the pessimist…and now I'm so stinkin' excited because this means that he may actually be on board with me going…if I can get it all pulled together.
I need encouragement!! ♦ I need ideas for putting this puzzle together!! ♦ I need SPONSORS!!