Just over a week until I leave for GayRomLit!
I’m pretty nervous. And excited. Mostly nervous, though.
I’m sitting here thinking of what I will wear, and which shoes would be best, and if I need to bring anything in particular (will I need a bag during the day? Should I bring a purse or like a tote bag type thing? Will it be hot in the conference center or should I dress for the season?) I think mostly these worries about clothing and accessories are just self-distraction. My real nerves come from a much deeper place.
I keep seeing little happy memes on facebook that say things like “GRL is where friends become family!” and similar sentiments. There are posts about the fun parties, and lots pf people talking about seeing friends again. All this makes me even more nervous. What if I’m the only one who doesn’t make friends? And should I be treating this as a professional event, or a personal one? (A mix of both? What does that even mean??)
So one idea I had was to post to my blog from GRL. I thought it might give me something to focus on, some purpose for the trip. Maybe I’ll post short updates, maybe even little videos (?), just to share my experiences for people who might have wanted to go to GRL but can’t, or for other people (like me) who are facing their first conference. Is this a stupid idea? Let me know 🙂