It was about this time last year that I emerged out from under my rock and discovered all of the amazing that the internet has to offer. Or, more specifically, the blogs of the cool kids. While obsessively
stalking reading about the exciting lives of others from the creepy darkness of my bedroom, I happened upon an exciting event called Bloggers in Sin City. It was love at first sight. Deep down in my gut, I knew that come May 2011 Vegas was where I needed to be. But me being me, and in spite of all of the awesome staring me right in the face, I couldn’t get myself to sign up just yet. For about a month I agonized on whether or not I should go. All of my social anxieties seemed to present themselves at once. The self-doubt. The shyness. My fear of crowds. My general discomfort around strangers. Worries that no one would like me.
But even as I curled up in to an anxious heap – I couldn’t let the thought go. Finally I said to myself, “Self, May is going to come whether you like it or not. And you can either a.) spend it watching from the creepy darkness of your bedroom as people tweet and blog about all the awesome that is BiSC OR b.) you can sign up for the time of your life and actually be one of the people tweeting about it.”
And I am so happy to report that I listened to myself and signed up, because May 2011 did in fact come and to say that BiSC changed my life doesn’t even begin to do justice to the magic of that weekend. I yearn for it always.
Which made it all the more surprising that as of 72 hours ago I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it for BiSC 2012. This time the reasons were entirely different and sadly all too adult: mostly having to do with money, summer class conflicts, uncertainty about my future, and some seriously messed up priorities thrown in. So once again I found myself having a peptalk…with myself.
“Self, what is your phrase for 2012? WHAT IS IT? That’s right – we are young. And newsflash sugarplum, two weeks in to 2012 and you are still young. Now go read your recap from 2011 and try to say you won’t hate yourself if you are not in Vegas come May.”
Oh self, you are so wise sometimes. Once I had some sense knocked in to me, I then proceded to spend the next twenty-four hours legitimately re-prioritizing my life so that I could make it again for round two. YOU GUYS THERE IS GOING TO BE A PART TWO!
And this year is sure to be a kajillion times more glorious. I mean LOOK AT THIS AGENDA.
And don’t even get me started on the fact that it is sponsored by Paper’d. The incredible iPhone App full of the prettiest wallpapers designed by the enviously talented Jamie. Not only is Paper’d pretty but they are generous, too! They’re offering to reimburse one lucky attendee’s registration fee! PICK ME PICK ME.
So, you know, if you want to join in on all of the fun May 17-20 you should sign up RIGHT THIS INSTANT because spots are flying. And then we can have all the fun and do all of the tweeting and you can be part of THE booze-guitar rock band and have the best time forever and ever amen.