Vida Vegan!

Guys. I just made the greatest spontaneous purchase EVER.

What did I buy, you ask? A clue:

OMG OMG OMG! I REGISTERED FOR VIDA VEGAN CON.

It’s past midnight on a work night right now, but for some reason – for the first time in ages and ages! – I’m lapsing into a college-era late-night creativity-fest, and my post-11:00 PM giddiness has resulted in me registering for the first ever vegan bloggers’ conference. AHHH!

Truth be told, I didn’t even intend to go to the con when I first heard about it. I mean, I’m a small-time blogger, for one. And second… well, the idea of going to a convention makes me a little panicky. I struggle with social anxiety and related issues, and the idea of going to a packed convention and maybe not knowing anyone and probably feeling really lonely even when surrounded by all these awesome people just makes my heartrate increase and my mind go a little spinny.

If I’d let myself focus on those negative thoughts, I never would have done it. Then, come next August, I would’ve sat here, reading other people’s posts about how TOTALLY RAD Vida Vegan was, and I would’ve beaten myself up for not registering and missing out on all the fun. So, in this case, late-night spontaneous decision-making proved the kick in the pants I needed! Woohoo!

And you know what? It WILL be totally rad. The vegan community is awesome, right? And I’ll find someone with whom to room, right? Yeah! Plus, “Vida Vegan” is just so damn close to my blog name that I couldn’t not attend!

So – are YOU going to Vida Vegan?!

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6 thoughts on “Vida Vegan!

  1. Hooray, hooray!!!! I was asked to be a speaker at the conference but I am pretty sure my social anxiety will prevent me from accepting. What to do, what to do…

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    • I want to say, “Go for it! You’ll do great! It’ll be fine!” but, y’know, I can’t promise that, and I’m not one for empty promises. :) But I think that, of all the places to confront anxiety, this is probably the best possible option!

      Congrats on being asked to speak, though! That’s pretty awesome. :)

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  2. Oh AWESOME, Kelly! I want to go SO badly, but I know I won’t afford it so soon after quitting my job and moving, LOL…also, school starts for me the week before the Con, and going away that weekend doesn’t seem like a good idea.

    But now I really wish I was going–I have similar anxieties about big social gatherings, and it would have been nice to meet you in real life and support each other. Nevertheless, you’re going to meet so many people that you already “know,” and I’m sure you won’t be alone! :)

    xoxo,
    LJ

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