Within 24 hours of doing anything remotely social, I think: Why did I agree to do this again? And I start checking in to see if I could be sick. Or very busy. Or anything to keep me home.
Alas, I cannot get out of going to Chicago. I have too many plans in place, and it’s for such a short time that, even if everything goes wrong and all I get is some weird swag and a pedicure with fake diamonds on my toes, I’ll survive.
Plus, my daughter says my business cards are beautiful. I should at least give some out before her entire room is wallpapered in the ones she’s stolen.
If you are going to BlogHer, find me! Although I really want you to come to my panel on blogging about difficult subjects, I don’t want to wait until Saturday afternoon to meet you. I would like to spend time with you, and I hate eating alone. Like I said on Facebook: No crying in your room unless I’m invited! Seriously, I know it’s hard to just say Hey, I would like to come to dinner. or What are you up to? But I am definitely someone who believes in inclusivity although I often assume people are doing okay unless they let me know. You reach out. I reach back. Pinkie swear.
Okay, DEEP BREATH. Let’s go be awkwardly social.
I probably won’t blog much from Chicago so I’m putting up my roundup early and often. Okay just early. I miss you already.
My Other Hangouts (Don’t Tell My Blog):
- Why And How To Meditate (In Only A Few Minutes): On Progressive Christianity, I wrote about meditation and why it’s important to listen to God in the simple act of breathing. (I was inspired after so many people related to my Learning To Breathe (Again) post.)
- Examining The Creative Mind: Alex Iwashyna: On It’s A Dome Life, Lillian interviewed me on my thoughts on blogging, moral codes in writing and how I get creative. It was so much fun to delve into this side of writing and blogging and helped me to think about where I’ve been and where want to go.
Favorite Posts I Didn’t Read, I Mean, Write:
- For China’s Youth, A Life Of ‘Darkness Outside The Night’: A graphic novel by Xie Peng on the anxiety and competitiveness of China’s younger generations. (From NPR – nerdy)
- Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos: This guy did a before and after shot an hour apart just to show what angles, lighting and sucking in can do to a photograph. Maybe these magically transformations promised by health and fitness programs aren’t so much magic as camera work. (From HuffPo – interesting – h/t Leigh Ann)
- If Buzzfeed Was Your Text-Happy Friend: If the website, BuzzFeed, started texting you so you could remember that humanity was awesome in 54 gifs on dogs helping cats. But the post is funnier than that. (From funny or die – funny)