Remember when I wrote a post about stressing out over BlogHer?
I had reasons to be stressed.
"How will I find the time to meet, hang out with, and have meaningful conversations with all the fabulous bloggers I want to meet?'
"Will I wear my hair with loose curls, or wear it pin straight?"
Of course, these remain my two biggest BlogHer stresses, but let's add to that list, shall we?
Yesterday, after a hair-cut and my weekly blow-dry at my salon, my favourite hair stylist handed me some awful news.
"T, I need to book a hair appointment with you before I leave for New York City!" I told my stylist as I was paying.
"I'm not going to be here that week!" she replied.
"WHAT? What do you mean? This can't be! What about L, is she available that day?"
"No... she is off then, too. I'm so sorry!"
"Well. Can't you like, take another week off? This is kind of a big deal for me, you know!" (Okay I didn't really say that. Not like that. It was more like: "OMG! No way! What will I do? What will become of me?! The unfairness of it all!")
So I booked with someone else. I'm sure I'll be okay.
Aside from hair stress, the big stress, as you all know, is my mommy guilt over leaving my boys for a few days. Another big stress I have is just the thought of FLYING without my boys that is making me a nervous wreck, and making me consider taking Ativan for the first time in my life. (Even though I am the poster child for the person who SHOULD be taking that drug, with the amount of worrying I do.)
I just had lunch with one of my best friends. And guess what she told me? Our group of best friends has decided to go to New York City the second last weekend of August and they are begging me to go with them.
Most people would not have to choose between BlogHer and another weekend in New York City, because they'd likely do both. But me, stressed to the max as it is about leaving my boys for 3 days, cannot possibly leave them twice in the same month.
Also, trips like this with my best friends don't happen often anymore, With our busy work schedules and with our children, finding the time to go for dinner is an obstacle that takes weeks and dozens of emails to plan.
So now, I am torn and my stress levels are through the roof.
I so badly want to go to BlogHer. I so badly want to go to New York City with my best friends.
And I so badly need someone to help me figure out what to do!
BlogHer pros: Meeting a lot of amazing bloggers. Bloggers I've been talking with for years. Networking. The amazing and fun parties, the sessions, the shopping, the dinners, the late night chats.
Best Friend pros: Take a vacation with my best friends. A chance for all of us to be together in NYC, shopping, talking, shopping, going out for dinner and drinks and re-connecting.
I don't know what to do. Any advice, oh wise blogosphere?