After #BlogHer12: A Brain Dump…

I don’t even know where to begin with this post. I’ve been home for just about 20 hours and am still overwhelmed by all I did, all whom I met, and all that I saw.

And it was good. Very good.

From the time my nephew (and his mom) dropped me off at the airport on Wednesday…

To when my dad picked me up after a 5-ish hour delay because of weather. (Thank God my flight wasn’t cancelled!)

From being able to see the sights around New York…

To having lots of fun with friends around the conference and at parties.

From being able to sit less than 50 feet away from Katie Couric as she spoke about her new show…

To watching blog friends – new and old – speak their poignant posts.

It was an amazing experience. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. I knew going in there would be little chance I would not see everyone I wanted. And that happened. I missed faces that were on my “must see” list.

So I’m about to go offline for the rest of the week and spend a few days with my family. I’ve never really taken this kind of time with them… and honestly never have been “offline” for more than a day here and there.

It will be good. Relaxing.

Just what I need.

And hopefully I can process everything that happened so that I can share how much it all meant to me.


  1. Love reading this post. Almost as good as being 50 feet from Katie Couric myself! 😉 Hope you enjoy your downtime, it sounds much deserved!!
    thedoseofreality recently posted..Is It Really All You Thought It Would Be?My Profile

    • Thanks! As much as I might feel like I’m missing everything online, I’m looking forward to getting away.

  2. Looks like it was a blast! I’m very jealous. :)
    Emily Suess recently posted..Penguin’s New Baby, Author Solutions, Adds Hacking to Laundry List of Poorly Delivered ServicesMy Profile

  3. Agreed, I’m going to need a few days to recover and let the conference percolate. Thanks for posting such a *flattering* picture of me. That’ll teach me to make nerdy faces at parties 😉
    Kristin recently posted..Clean Like MugglesMy Profile

  4. I’m so glad you had a great time and I’m looking forward to hearing even more about it, whether here or via conversation elsewhere. :)

  5. Julie, it was awesome meeting you “IRL”. It was fun seeing you and KPugs at Getting Gorgeous, and OMG, you looked amazeballs after that makeover! Enjoy your time offline. I did that by default b/c I got really freakin’ sick after I got home.
    Amy recently posted..Baby Version 2.0 August 9, 2012My Profile

%d bloggers like this: