Okay, Now I’m Nervous

Apparently it’s not possible to sail into RWA’s national conference without a care in the world. I keep trying to tell myself I’m really in the “sweet spot” this year, there’s nothing to worry about, it’s all good, it’s going to be a blast, et cetera. No good. I’m nervous.

Perhaps the nerves are contagious. I’ve been following the #RWA12 hashtag on Twitter and all the chatter about shoes may be getting to me. I am reflexively worrying about shoes now. Weighing the risks and rewards of fashion vs. comfort.  Poring over hotel maps and mentally calculating the probable distance between point A and point B. Is the comfortable pair too shabby? Does the “nice” pair have insufficient arch support? Must I rush to the shoe store and replace every pair presently nestled in my suitcase?

This is nuts. I have no one to impress this year – and if I did, would footwear be the best way to go? (“Wow, look at those strappy sandals and perfect pedicure. I bet that woman can really write.”)

I think I need to get off Twitter and get a grip.

Seriously, this is going to be a GREAT conference. I am thrilled by the workshop offerings, the setting, the weather forecast, and the fact that for the first time ever, I am going to be in a room of my own. (I may go back to the utter-strangers-as-roommates situation for future conferences, however — maybe the summer camp/slumber party vibe is part of the conference’s charm. I may be missing out, rolling in solitary luxury. Or not.)

I’ll be posting pictures and videos over on my Facebook page, probably starting Wednesday night. So if you like to live vicariously — or if you’re just curious — stop on by!

4 thoughts on “Okay, Now I’m Nervous

  1. I had the same thoughts. No one is really going to remember me from my feet? Are they?

    I generally have very basic, very sensible shoes. I also have HUGE feet (I’m clumsy, it takes a lot to keep me balanced:) ). But, I got sucked into the shoe insanity. I am taking some footwear risks at this conference, but I also snuck in a few old favorites, just in case!

    • I’m going to start using the hashtag #RWA12rebel … LOL … seriously, it’s all about the words on the page. Not shoes, not nails, not jewelry. But it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy!

      Of course, I could just be kidding myself — since my shoes are going to be unimpressive.

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