I’m Going To Influence. Are You?

The Influence Conference is next month and I am super excited.

As a get-ready-for-the-conference post, Hayley and the other community leaders are having a link-up to get to know the conference attendees. I love this idea, and I’m looking forward to reading everyone else’s link-up posts!

3 get-to-know-me things

  • I’m actually starting a new book-focused blog, and debated whether or not I should post this on this blog or the new one. Since that one hasn’t officially launched, I settled on this one with a link to the new one.
  • I’m an extreme introvert. So much so that as much as I’m excited about the conference, I’m a wee bit nervous about how my INTJ personality will handle SO MANY PEOPLE. And will I have the nerve to walk up to people and introduce myself? If you spot me hyperventilating in the corner, it’s not you. It’s me. And on a related note, I’m really really nervous about the stripes party. I still don’t own anything to wear, and I’m stressing over it. And, it’s a party. The first night, before I’ve had a chance to get used to the place.
  • I’m also nervous about leaving my baby for the first time, and how my husband will do will both kiddos all. day. long. I say “baby,” but she’s 14 months (will be 15 1/2 by conference time), so it’s not that she has to have me like she did as an infant. But she’s used to having me nearby, and my husband is not used to having to handle both kids.

2 things I’m looking forward to about the conference:

  • Meeting internet friends and {hopefully} turning them into in-real-life friends.
  • The meet-ups and workshops and sessions. I’m excited to see the actual schedule so I can start planning which ones I’ll attend. That’s going to be the hard thing – they all sound great, so picking and choosing will be tough.

1 thing I can’t leave home without:

  • Something to read. A physical book, or my kindle, or a book on my iPod’s kindle app, I’ve got to have something to read. What if I get stranded and have lots of uninterrupted time?

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