I’m writing with my head in the clouds. Literally. I’m on a plane on my way to Los Angeles for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. A million years ago when I started blogging, they began this conference for a very small amount of attendees. It is an incredible opportunity to learn and play from and with Disney for a few days with a ridiculously affordable package that allows you to bering your family along. That first year, I waited in an online cue for hours to register only to have to decline my spot because we had no money so even the ridiculously affordable package was more than we could afford.
After that first year it became invitation only and I never scored an invitation. I had finally given up hope, figuring I’d never be among the cool kids at the conference. Just as I made peace with this, I noticed a suspicious email in my inbox one day and sure enough, my first invite to the conference was awaiting just as I had stopped looking!
The catch this year is that it isn’t in Florida, but rather they are taking us to where it all began, sunny California and Disneyland.
I anguished over the decision for days because while the Disney part of this trip is still affordable, the airfare for five was not. So, I debated declining my invite but The Husband in all his supportive glory encouraged me to go and enjoy the time learning and playing solo.
So here I sit. After an insane early week juggling work and school at a really, really busy time, I am finally on the plane to the most magical place on earth.
I have been to Disneyland once in my life. I was seventeen years old and with my mom and sister on the start of a trip that would take us north up the coast of California. The trip itself was incredible but Disneyland was mostly me riding rides solo while mom and sis looked on.
I’m excited to go again and experience the place as a mom. Even though my babes aren’t with me, they have sent their enthusiasm for all things Disney with me so I’ll experience the park with whole new eyes. I have requests for who I have to see, the characters I have to look for and what rides I have to exprience.
I can’t wait to learn. I can’t wait to play and I can’t wait to bring it all back to my own little Disney fans at home.
Now I just have to survive the cross country flight. So far, wifi is helping!
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