Quick update: I haven’t been home for about 3 weeks. Many of you wonderful readers have send me emails or called to check up in me. One of you smart alecs went as far as to say that silence from me- especially for so long everywhere online- is the sign of end times. Or at least that something is wrong. I am okay. There was a crisis situation in my family. The story is not mine to tell. I’ll just say that there is no where on Earth I would ever be when someone in my family needs me. Ever.
I’ve been asked if I won the Energizer sponsorship. The answer is no. (Go ahead & slap your hand on the desk in frustration. I know you feel I was robbed. It’s okay. I’ll just buy Duracell until we get over it.) However, not winning a contest wasn’t going to keep me from going to NYC. I’ve never missed BlogHer and had no intention of missing this year. Things were lined up, planned and looking good to go. I found ways that would get me there. But you know what? Sometimes life happens.
A family emergency or crisis or whatever you want to call it came up. As much as I love BlogHer and the friends I only see each year and the chance to see the wonderful PR reps I work with throughout the year — as much as I love all of that, I love my family more. Family first. Always! No questions asked.
So the Monday before I was to leave, I had to call my roomie and let her know. (This is where I say that Busy Mom kicks so much coolness ass, it’s off the charts!) I will not lie and say that I was totally cool and knew it wouldn’t even cross my mind that I was not in NYC but I will say with all truthfulness, there absolutely would not be any way to get me away from where I was at that time.
So there you have it. I gave you the brief lowdown on going to BlogHer, then not going to BlogHer and that when someone in your family has a crisis, nothing else in the world matters. Nothing. I would make the same choice again and again every single time if I had to choose between BlogHer or being right where I’ve been with family.
It’s family. Family is what it’s all about, right?
Next up: So if I didn’t go to NYC and I’ve been out of town, where did I go? Tales of HomeHer ’10!