Not too long ago I shared with you how Katy Perry can help you prep for Bliss. My daughter said it was crazy and I was dumb, but oh did I laugh. Especially when I posted the video link on her facebook page for all 428 of her friends to see & some of them liked it.
But all kidding aside, I am here to share some tips on how to prepare to leave your family and not stress out
too much about it.
My husband has a crazy job with even crazier hours, so most of the time I am a single parent. While I keep him up to date on the important stuff, he really has no clue what goes on in our day to day lives. Leaving him in charge the first couple of times may have sent me into panic-y fits, but they all survived and I may have killed a small forest with the amount of notes I left them.
My first tip is to make a schedule, print it and stick it on the fridge. Include the mundane stuff that you think your spouse, children, significant other, or caretaker should know. I put things down like when to get the kids up, when to take out the dog, when to feed the dog, and when to start dinner so you can have it ready by the time they normally eat it. (Although they mostly live off microwavable junk that I normally don’t buy)
Make a list of things that you want to get done before you go to Blissdom. Understand that you aren’t going to get to all of those things on the list. Be realistic in your goal setting and try not to stress yourself out too much. And while we are list making, make sure you make a list of everything you want to pack including things that you would think you would automatically throw into the bag, because trust me you won’t remember and you don’t want to have to buy an overpriced razor from the nice shops in the hotel.
Don’t stress over what you are going to wear. I have no idea that the dress that you are going to wear to the opening night cocktail party is the same dress you have had for 10 years and you wear to every wedding you attend; unless you tell me. Truthfully I wear the same stuff year after year and nobody is none the wiser. Also, if you don’t feel like changing your clothes from day to night, don’t. You see so many people that I am sure that no one will notice and if they do they won’t say anything. Just make sure to try your outfits on before you pack them to make sure they fit, don’t need mending and are comfortable.
While cute shoes are awesome, remember that you are going to be doing a lot of walking. Make sure the shoes you bring are comfy. And if you want to make lots of friends, bring band aids as there will be plenty of girls there nursing blisters with their new shoes. So please, if you are going to be wearing new shoes, wear them before you get to the conference center. Trust me, you will thank me later.