I’m going to BritMums Live

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Wowwee…I am so excited, nervous and anxious all in one go!

I have booked my ticket, confirmed my sponsorship (more on that here), half looked at train tickets and perused the plan of events for BritMums Live.

In my year and a bit of blogging, on capabilities on t’interweb have grown hugely… however, there’s still a lot that confuses me and a lot about how people make blogging a full-time ‘thing’ that baffles me.  However, I have come to a crossroads recently where I’ve been considering my future and at this point in time, I can’t see that I can still be teaching in 5 years time as I don’t think that I have the stamina to keep up with the pressure and the changes being introduced.

The implications of that naturally worry me for myself and my family but also for the future of the entire education system but I won’t get into that here.  This is a place of excitement because I’ve decided that if I’m not sure about my current career, then I should be investigating the other options and BritMums Live is the first step on that journey for me.

I’ve been working in schools since I left University which means that I feel like I’m a bit of a one trick pony.  I’m sure I’m not though and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can fathom this blogging world a bit more, if there might be something more out there in which I have some vague idea what I’m doing.

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So here’s a little bit about me for the other lovely people going:

– I have never been to a blogging event before (eee….nervous squeaks)

– I am 5′ 8″

– Brown/mildly ginger hair depending on how recently it was that I last dyed it… for you guys, I might make an effort

– I am starting a new job the Monday before BritMums Live

– Which also means that I can’t escape early on Friday so as most people sit down to see Deliciously Ella, I’ll be making a mad dash from my new school to the train station!

– I’m lucky enough to be crashing with one of my girly friends on the Friday night

– I haven’t got the foggiest what I’m going to wear yet!

I’m really excited about so many of the sessions and don’t know how I’m going to choose! I need to have a balance of social media sessions (I’m thinking that there might be a potential new career route in that) and ways of developing this little blog!

I do have this little feeling that I might get a little star/awe struck by meeting some of bloggers that I see as ‘bigger’ than me and that I read regularly.  Despite being fairly loud around friends, I know that I can often be very quiet around people that I don’t actually know so it’ll be a scary personal experience for me.

So please if you see this Mama standing quietly on my own, come give me a nudge in the ribs and say ‘hi’, I can at least promise a smile back!

I’m being sponsored by The Cambridge Coffee Company

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I’ve linked up to the ‘I’m Going to BritMums Live’ linky

I’m going to BritMums Live

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22 thoughts on “I’m going to BritMums Live

  1. I’m feeling the same – I think it may be a tad overwhelming and I’m hoping I manage to find people I know! We will have to meet up x

  2. Cool! I am going too so see you there 🙂 I’ll be going on Friday as well, not too difficult as I work in Central London so just need to take the afternoon off.

  3. Ah, the first year is always the scariest as you don’t know what to expect, but it really is such a warm and welcoming environment that you’ll soon settle into it all 🙂

    It sounds like you have a great idea of what you want to get out of the weekend (sorry to hear you can’t make the Friday – I started a new job this month too and thankfully got it off – but to be fair the Saturday is the big day, full of sessions!!) As for choosing between sessions, that’s always a tough one and every year I find two or three that I just cannot choose between!

    Here’s hoping you have a fab time and get all you are hoping for from the weekend x

      • Oooh how exciting! It’s a fantastic blog post and one which I am sure many will relate to, including myself! If I don’t manage to catch up with you before then, I’ll see you at the table waiting to go on stage 😉 we can calm each other’s nerves together…

  4. You will love it! It as my first blogging conference last year and I can’t wait for it to come around again!
    This year I’m one of the butterflies helping new attendees settle right on in so do make sure you come and say hello if I don’t see you first! If you click on the link you’ll know how to recognise me. See you soon! Ceri xxx http://bit.ly/1KADzKE

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