Friday, 22 June 2012

BritMumsLive! 2012 - feeling nervous, scared and not nearly ready to roll

So here I sit on my bed in the hotel room listening to the cacophony of the faceless men of the City go on around me. And I am bricking it, really I am. I always get overly nervous when I have to face a huge group of people whom I don't know very well, if at all. I feel slightly sick and there is a huge temptation not to venture forth at all. Just stay here in my little cocoon safe and sound with great wifi and a massive TV and just keep safe. But that is not option really. That would be a cop out, a waste of effort which has got me here so far; in my hotel room, a mere 250 feet from where it will all be happening in just over an hour. Little steps. I'll drop by and register, take a peek in. I don't have to stay at all, I can drift off, slip away, be not there if it all gets too much. I really should be over this by now. For Heaven's Sake I'm forty five years old and it's not school is it? These people are just like me love writing and blogging and connecting. Maybe it's because I don't get out much? Maybe I should just give it a go for the heck of it... Well here goes... See you down there!

11 comments:

Irene said...

Good luck! You'll be fine, just wait and see.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You'll survive , meet interesting people and even bond with a few .
Go on , jump !!
Signed , A fellow sufferer .

Potty Mummy said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time - sorry I can't be there too...

Tattie Weasle said...

Irene-you are so right! It was kind of scary to start but everyone was wonderful. I've had a great time!
SimotiousAndSonata - I have survived. And it has been great!
Potty mummy - you are sorely missed!

Rob-bear said...

I knew you would do just fine. Weasels are pretty tenacious critters; I suspect Weasles are, too.

Ladybird World Mother said...

You darling thing... I can remember seeing you at the one the year before last, and the comfort of hanging about with you was wonderful... I hope you had FUN. And met a few people that were lovely. Bet you did. Please tell us all. xxxx

Suburbia said...

Hope you had a great time :)

(I'd love to go, wish it wasn't so expensive!)

Baby Gifts said...

I imagine they are all just like you, thinking the same thing. I am sure you had a ball!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

And you had a great time. Sorry I wasn't able to go.

CJ x

Tattie Weasle said...

Rob-bear weasels are tenacious critters and I had a great time. Met some wonderfully kind people too!
Ladybird World Mother - I did. I did. I did! And I will eventually! Wish you'd been there though....
Baby gifts - everyone was so kind I soon found my feet, talked way too much and laughed an awful lot. Hope no one thought I was mad!!!
CJ - I did and I hope you may make it down one day too. I make a pretty good chauffeur take me up on it next year!

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

I'm commenting after the event but had to say that I felt very nervous too, you weren't the only one. I've been putting off going to a blogging conference for years but told myself not to be so silly this time. Yes I felt queasy too but once I started blathering to people, the nerves dissipated.
So pleased we met xx

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