I jotted down these thoughts as I waited to board my flight to Miami last week. Then I reconsidered and didn't post them. But as I reread them I realize how true they ring so I have decided to share them with you. Here goes...
"It is not yet 9am and I am waiting at the airport to board my flight to Ft. Lauderdale. I enjoy flying out of this airport as there is never a line, the screening is thorough and everyone is friendly. Big change from JFK and LGA.
As I sit here I wonder about a couple of things. First I wonder how my family will do without me. We no longer have the FT caregiver we had when I used to travel for business. Secondly I wonder how I will do. I am on my way to Miami for an event to celebrate the launch of the Que Rica Vida web site en espanol. Accompanying me will be some of the best and brightest Latina mommy bloggers In the country. They also have big personalities, at least on Twitter and on their blogs. I am not a big-personality-having mommy Latina blogger. I have a big-on-paper personality. I also suspect that I may be older than some of these mommy bloggers. Ah well. I will find my way and make my mark. I am looking forward to these next two days.
So, as I sit here I will push these thoughts aside and focus on something else. I am incredibly lucky to have been selected to attend. And truly life is wonderful. Que Rica Vida!"
So. Was I right? Did the mommy bloggers have big personalities? They did! They were funny and bright and so welcoming. I would go again in a heartbeat.