Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: I'm very nervous....but I'm going to BritMums Live!

Friday, 25 April 2014

I'm very nervous....but I'm going to BritMums Live!

You may remember a while ago I discussed my anxiety over attending BritMums Live - well I'm still feeling pretty anxious, but the date is getting ever closer and so I thought it was high time I joined in with the Brit Mums Linky and introduced myself!
I am super super nervous about so many aspects of Brit Mums - the travelling alone is a big deal for me as its something I just don't ever do, so I get very worried about that - travelling back is worrying me too, trains on a Sunday are notoriously unreliable so I'm worried it will all go wrong or I'll miss my train and end up stranded!
I'm also worried about the event itself - incase other bloggers don't like me or I'm not very good at talking to the brands etc - basically anything you could think of to worry about, you can guarantee ... I'll be worrying about it!
I'm also not looking forward to going away without Tyne. I've never really been away from him before - only once overnight when he was about 3 months old - never since then, and never for TWO nights.
I should probably be looking forward to the break from being Mummy but I'm not!!! I'm anxious about it!
But all these things aside - as easy as it would be to back out and change my mind, and I have thought about it, I'm not going to let myself.
So....with that in mind...let's do this introduction!

Name: Hayley
Twitter ID@Sparkles_Blog
Height: 5ft 9
Hair: Long blonde - possibly with dip-dyed pink ends, it depends if I change it before then or not!
Eyes: Blue
Is this your first blogging conference? 
Yes...and I am soooooo nervous!
Are you attending both days? 
What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?
I'm most looking forward to finally meeting some of the lovely bloggers I've got to know since I started blogging who already feel like friends despite never having actually met them. 
I'm also looking forward to picking up as many tips to help me to improve my blog and my skills as possible, learning as much as I can, and mingling as much as possible.
What are you wearing?
This I'm not too sure of - possibly a summer maxi or possibly a blazer, top and leggings/jeggings depending on the weather. I will be making sure I wear flats though!
What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?
I'm mostly hoping to prove to myself that I can do this - I can go to a big blogging conference where I've never met anybody before, I can mingle and make new friends, learn new things, improve my skills and develop my blog - all from just taking a deep breath and not letting my anxiety beat me! (Fingers crossed anyway!)
I'm really looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible but I am very worried that my shyness can come off as stand-offishness so if you do see me please do say hello as I'd love to chat! :)
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  1. Awww Hayley, bless you! I bet afterwards you'll be wondering what all the worrying was about! Looking forward to meeting you xx

  2. I think most of theses posts I've read the blogger has said they're feeling nervous! I finally bought my ticket but feeling very nervous too! I'm too used to having my blog front for me lol. I think I come across as very stand-offish too but I'm really not! Hope to meet you there and don't worry you won't get stranded it will be fine :) xx

  3. Good Luck Hayley, Your be fab :) xx

  4. It really doesn't feel that far away now. I feel really nervous too and the thought of leave the children is horrible. It's going to be very hard to get on that train Friday morning. Hopefully when we get there, there will be so much going on that the nervous will melt away.

  5. I am sooooo impressed you are doing this and I know everyone will think you are fab x

  6. CANNOT wait to meet you. I've only found the courage to go because you're going and I know we're so alike with our worries. We will be fine and will be so proud of ourselves for going! :D x

  7. Oh I can't wait for Britmums, see you there! x

  8. you will be great !! it will give you the boost you need and you will make a lot of people proud especialy yourself go hayley !!!!!!! :-) xxx


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