Well, it’s finally time for Texas Style Council. You’ve seen me mention it since last year and now I’m really going!
Although I’m extremely excited, I’m also pretty nervous about leaving my kiddos. As a volunteer, I have to be there around 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) so my plan is to drop the kids at daycare just like every other day and then make the drive. I will tell Meredith that I won’t see her for a few days, but my hope is that the blow will be softened by the routine of going to school and the excitement of getting to stay at her grandparents’ house. She has been suuuuper attached to me lately so I’m dreading the goodbye.
Liam is another story! Of course he won’t be sad to see me go because he won’t understand, and he is usually pretty good as long as he doesn’t see me, but I am still really unsure of how his sleeping situation will be. He has slept next to me his whole life and he still wakes up to nurse multiple times at night. Of course he doesn’t need to nurse (he doesn’t during the day) but that is how he is soothed. So I hope he isn’t too much trouble at night.
As a full-time working mom who rarely takes vacations, it feels surreal to be leaving. Like, who am I to abandon my responsibilities? I almost don’t feel like myself unless I am living my routine.
At the same time, I am very much looking forward to a break from real life for a few days and to relive my summer camping experiences. I love connecting with people and my goals for this conference are mostly to make new friends and be inspired creatively. Like I’ve said before, I don’t intend to make my blog a business but it is so much fun for me to work on it and tell stories here, so I hope to learn some things as well.
I have some links for you in a couple of days, but other than that I’ll see you back here next week! Have an awesome weekend.