When I decided to attend Type A Mom, it was mostly out of convenience, since it is in North Carolina. Even though it’s across the state from me, it sounded like it’s close when I was rationalizing this to Hubs.
But, the name intimidated me. Because I’m so not Type A. I was worried that I would stick out and possibly get kicked out for being Type R(relaxed mama).
I was pleasantly surprised by how real the women were that I met and that Type A Mom just referred to those of us who get it done.
Btw, after Type A Mom, I basically got home, unpacked and then repacked to go to my brother’s wedding, so I’m a little behind on things- I’ll catch up next week. Visiting your blogs, commenting, and a few new giveaways that I think you’ll be excited about. I also have a review coming up with CSN Stores, which has everything under the sun, it seems, including an ottoman coffee table. But, for this week, Please excuse Shell from blogland and don’t hate her for being mostly absent.
The first night there, we had a speed dating event, where we were all changing tables and quickly introducing ourselves. I don’t have any pics from that night…which is a shame because it’s the night that I looked the most put-together and had someone tell me that I look like Kristin Chenoweth, all little and cute and bubbly…whom I googled as soon as I got back to my room because I’m clueless. So, since there are no pics from that first night, you’ll have to assume that I looked just like this…only I was wearing a gray sweater and have brown eyes.
My roommate, Amethyst, and I went out to dinner with Jenn and Victoria from Eden Fantasys(who were so nice and fun- and didn’t hold it against me when I started to get soooo tired and quiet as the night went on) to a local place where I had the best sandwich ever. Everything in Asheville is just so cute and funky. The food is soooo fresh. I could almost live in that adorable town- if only I didn’t need the ocean air to breathe.
I couldn’t have asked for a better roommate. We talked and talked and talked about everything and anything. And she brought me presents(note to self: bring presents for people at the next conference you go to, because maybe then people will gush about you, too).
I will do another post about the actual conference day itself, talking about the things that I learned and the women who inspired me, like Jennifer James. (Another note to self: if you absolutely fall in love with a blogger at a conference, you can tone down your enthusiasm when meeting them so they don’t think you’re a stalker. Kthanks.)
After the sessions on Saturday, I went to a Mystery Meet-up(let me clarify and say that this was NOT sponsored by Type A Mom). I almost don’t want to tell you about it because I don’t want you going and fighting for my RSVP spot next year. Except that HA! I already RSVP’ed for next year.
Megan and Jen put it together and it was so much fun. Probably because it felt so natural to connect with the women who were there. Plus, you know, I like to eat, so if you feed me, especially if you give me cheesecake, I’m a happy woman. Oh, and again, with giving of gifts. Why I didn’t think of this, I’ll never know.