Lately, I've been feeling a bit like the one kid who didn't get invited to the party. In fact, if I'm being honest, I've been a bit of a sad sack in the last little while, and it's all because I live way out here at the end of the world and I don't get to go to CBC or the NATS convention.
CBC (The Casual Bloggers Conference) is going to be this weekend, and while I want to be happy for everyone who is going, every time I read a post about it I just feel left out. Silly of me, since it's not like I wasn't invited. It's just that I can't go.
The NATS convention (National Association of Teachers of Singing) is actually being held in Salt Lake City this year. I've always wanted to attend one of these, but they've always been extremely far away from where I live. And when it finally came to Salt Lake, I went and moved as far away as possible! I keep seeing Facebook updates of friends who get to go and I am feeling rather envious. And yes, left out.
I was planning on attending one of these events. I hadn't decided which one yet, but then my niece got engaged and we decided to fly out for her wedding. It was most important that we be present for that, as there will always be blogging conferences and NATS conventions and she will only be married once.
So even though this was a choice we made, and I'm glad that we made it, I'm still sad.
Sad because I can't meet so many of my wonderful blogging buddies. Sad because if these events had happened last year, I would have been able to attend both of them because I actually lived in Utah. Sad because not only are we clear out in Michigan, we are pretty low on discretionary income right now.
So, if you are going to either of these events, just think of poor little old me wishing I was there.
And have an amazing time.
Just for me.