Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This Blogger Preps for a Conference

The NCHE Convention is taking place on May 22-24 in Winston-Salem, NC.  Today is May 6th, so I have just 16 days in which to prepare.  And I am so excited!  I've been to the NCHE Conference each year since we moved to North Carolina, but this year will be extra special for me because I was chosen to be part of the Conference Blogging Team.

Truthfully, I'm a little intimated.  I've gotten to know several of the other members of the blogging team through internet chats and these ladies are AMAZING!  I'm truly honored to be counted amongst such a superb group.  Also, I find myself as a small-time blogger and different from other homeschool bloggers because I don't offer anything to take-away from my site.  No worksheets, freebies, or neat downloads.  I merely offer to the worldwide web a glimpse into our daily lives.  Nonetheless, I was chosen to be a part of the conference in this way and I'm elated for the opportunity.   My ultimate dream would be to speak at a conference.  :)

It's Time to Make a List

So how am I getting ready?  Here is my checklist of things to do to prepare:

Find someone to take care of my children while I'm away.
Finally purchase a laptop.
Make hotel reservations.
Have business cards made.
Update appearance of social media networks since I will be directing traffic to them post-conference.
Select seminars to attend.
Make list of supplies needed for next year that I want to purchase at the conference.
Pack blogging essentials.

This list will change frequently because I've forgotten something or I've done something and want to feel like I've accomplished something great so I want to add it to the list so I can cross it off.  (Wowza...heckuva run-on sentence.)

I've managed to get a few things crossed off of my list so far.  I'm thrilled that I've been able to secure childcare and my husband snagged me THE CUTEST laptop in the most lovely shade of ocean turquoise.  I desperately need to get my business cards made.  I've been looking for an inexpensive graphic designer, but I've not had any luck.  I suppose I'll try my hand at doing it myself.  We'll see how that goes.

Anyway...I'll keep you updated with my preparations for the conference next week.  We'll see what a difference a week makes.  :)

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