Monday, July 21, 2008

I Left My Baggage in San Francisco

Not literally, I carried on the plane, but I did leave some emotional baggage in the city where Frank left his heart.

Before I get into that, I must say that BlogHer ’08, the reason I was in San Fran, was absolutely fabulous. It was organized, informative, enlightening, inspirational and oh yes, the parties were the bomb. I learned a lot, laughed a lot and was so pleased to see that 1,000 women could get together and lift each other up instead of knocking each other down. That’s a whole lot of estrogen in one place!

It was great to meet some of the women behind my favorite blogs – The Restless Housewife, Mocha Momma, The Dana Files, Mommy Needs a Cocktail and of course Motherhood Uncensored – and to learn that they are just as smart, funny and dynamic in person as they appear on the screen. I made some new friends – two of the lovely women from 3 giraffes were so kind to me at the Newbie Mixer where they instantly adopted me and became my brand new publicists telling everyone “She’s from Wifey’s House and she wrote a book!” I also found a variety of diverse blogs – the Immoral Matriarch, Gwen Bell and many others – that I can’t wait to explore more.

Oh, I would be remiss if I didn’t say one of the highlights of conference was getting to hang out with Grover and Abby Cadabby in the Sesame Street Suite. I don’t know who loved my personalized video with Grover more – me, Husband or the kids.





Ok, back to the baggage. Over the past month I’ve been feeling like I’m spinning my wheels but barely moving forward. Launching my book, trying to grow my website, my blogs, doing freelance work and oh yes, running the Robertson household has been a bit taxing … Ok, really, it’s been hard as hell! For the past few weeks I’ve realized that I need to make some changes. I need to work smarter, a little harder and need a well planned schedule to pull it all together. I’ve been doing some research, some reading and a whole lot of thinking which cumulated this weekend in San Francisco. What better place to get motivation from than a sea of women leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators?

By the time I got on the plane heading back to Atlanta I felt recharged, reenergized and refocused. I’m looking forward to making some positive changes in my life so that I can stop the spinning, drop the baggage and move forward to achieve my goals.

Oh, I was also looking forward to getting back into the Hotlanta heat. If anyone tries to warn you about the weather in San Francisco listen. It’s cold as shit out there!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

16 comments:

Lu said...

It was so nice meeting you at BlogHer. Your business card had to be one of my favorites of all time! I was loving the weather in San Francisco. After being in the hot ass 90s for a week, I loved feeling that cool air for a few days.

Let's stay in touch.

Lucrecer
www.candidartanddesign.com/artslam

anneglamore@gmail.com said...

I loved meeting you (in the bathroom!!) I also feel like I need to get a handle on things - if you want to get together and establish some sort of work flow schedule (that's what i think I need) I'm all over it.

dana said...

Hey girl! It was SOOOOOOO good to meet you. I miss y'all already. I too, left my heart in San Francisco.

Kim/2 Kids said...

It was so great to meet you. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Kim

Wifey said...

Hi Ladies. Thanks for stopping by. It was great to meet everyone, too. I'm so glad I decided to make the trip - smiles!

Immoral Matriarch said...

Hey! It was great to meet you! I just got home a few hours ago, and I miss it already. :)

Mocha said...

Don't I know you? Aren't you MY TWIN THAT I CAN'T MAKE FUN OF BECAUSE MY OWN CHILD ALMOST CALLED YOU "MOM"?

Sorry to yell. But that shit was funny and I couldn't be mad at you-know-who.

Actually, I don't know who because her name escaped me. You were fun and sweet and I fully expect you to pimp out your book next year. I'll be first in line to get you to sign it.

CP said...

Hi Lorraine, it's your publicist here! It was so fabulous to meet you and I'm hoping to make this a regular thing.

www.restlesshousewife.com said...

WOOHOOOOO!!! It was SO AWESOME to hang with you!!! I loved reading your post and loved to hear that you feel remotivated (I guess "remotivated" is not a word?). I can't wait to see what you're going to do! And yes - we do have a pact - right?

I'm watching you!!!!....!!!...

Cecily said...

It was so awesome to meet you! Wasn't meeting Grover awesome? I drooled over him like a teenage groupie.

I'm off to a bridal shower in a couple weeks and I'm buying your book as a gift! :)

Monkey Toe Momma said...

Wow! It sounds like you had a blast! Not that I'm jealous or anything. Okay, maybe a little. LOL. Glad you had so much fun!

Wifey said...

IM your panel was great. Can't wait to read more of your blog.

Thanks Mocha! It was funny as shit and the shoe shopping was fun.

Restless, it was the best. I'll be checking on you, too!

Thanks CP! You're the best publicist ever.

Cecily, Grover was a pimp! Thanks for thinking of my book. If you get it through my website, www.askwifey.com, I can sign it for you.

Monkey Toe, we missed you!

TerriRainer said...

I'm with ole Monkey Toes over there! Sounds like it was a BLAST, and living in Oklahoma is only about a couple of degrees cooler (if that...we've officially hit triple digits), so I'm sure the weather was great.

:) Terri

Biggie @ Lunch in a Box said...

So much fun hijacking you and Mocha, and dragging you into the Bigfoot Woman's Paradise at Macy's! I just blogged about it at the link on my sig. And thanks for my lovely shoes, Wifey!

White Hot Magik said...

I am seriously considering planning to go next year. I don't know how I'll do it yet, but I really want to go. Glad you had a good time and you got to hang with Mocha? Did she lick you?

Wifey said...

Biggie, shoe shopping was a blast. It's always fabulous to bond with big feet women!

WHM, Ha! No licks - but she was funny as hell!