Tomorrow I’ll be hopping on a plane and heading to BlogHer in NYC. I’m pretty excited about it. I get to hang out with some friends, so some cool blogging stuff, go to swanky parties, learn more about the blogosphere, and of course – spend time in one of my favorite cities! Yep… I get to do a lot of cool stuff. I’m an EXTREMELY lucky lady. …..
I guess you know that this is headed somewhere else other than “hooray for NYC.” Well, here you have it. Yes, blogging is AMAZING! There are some incredible opportunities and I am so grateful for all of them. I however, have turned into THAT mom. I am sad to leave my little guy. :Insert gagging and eye rolling here.:
Yes, there is a little bit of relaxation that comes with traveling sans kid. I don’t have to carry sippy cups, change diapers, or cut anyone else’s food. I don’t have to worry about anyone throwing a temper tantrum (or anything else for that matter), and I can just be me… on my own… Ashley. The funny thing about all of that, is that once you’re a mom (at least for me), it’s tough to break out of that routine.
Don’t worry, I still have the good time and enjoy the FREEEEEDOOOOM (shouted like William Wallace), but getting the stuff ready to leave him without me, thinking of how long it will (or more accurately WON’T) be, enjoying all of his little loving self… it makes me a little sad. Yes… I am THAT mom.
I’m the mom who feels a little sad, a little too worried, a bit more anxious that necessary and knows she will miss her little one when traveling. The good news is, I’m also the mom who knows being away isn’t a bad thing, the mom who knows he’s in good hands while I’m gone, the mom who knows I need to box up all of my worries/fears/anxieties and have a good time. Maybe most importantly, I’m the mom who realizes a little time away can actually help make me an even better mom.