I'm home from my first VKL NYC, and I'm struggling to figure out where to start. This experience has been like no other for me. The 10th Anniversary of this NYC event was my very first time attending, and it was my first time vending at such a huge fiber event. What should I tell you about first...the People? ...Being part of the VKL Launch Pad program? ...the Inspiration and Joy?
So, you know what's pretty strange these days? Not having any cell reception or internet. Seriously. It's just bizarre.
My family is back from our vacation, and it's so good to be home. The six of us went away on a week long cruise out of NYC, along with my parents, and my sister's family of four. It was amazing! The only thing, is we decided not to purchase any sort of internet package, so we were all offline for the week. What a weird feeling! Plus, my two high schoolers were, um, not exactly loving it. We all survived, though, and it almost feels nice after you get used to it. No need to check email constantly, or see if you got a text. I didn't realize how often I check my phone until I couldn't. I'll have to work on that.
Here's the story of our wonderful week away
Well, the word around here is college. Yup, my first child is about to fly the coup. You know, in about 9 months or so...
Last week my daughter, my husband, and I went on a little trip to check out a couple of schools. We zipped off to NYC for some fun and to see two of the schools on Irene's list.
Guys, I don't know if you've ever done anything like this before, but let me tell you, it's an emotional rollercoaster. Can I tell you something? Right after I opened the website and I'd posted about it on Instagram, I was overwhelmed with emotion. It reminded me of the first time my daughter went off to school for the day and I didn't know what to do with myself. You know what I mean? Oh boy. I just had to wait and see if people were interested in what I was putting out there.