Taking the Next Step

For months now I've been saying that I want to take blogging more seriously and writing every day has been a huge step in the right direction.

When I was preparing to go on holiday I was motivated to get on with it as soon as I got back. I wanted to step it up, work harder, and do better. I even said I might attend BritMums Live when it came around, or other conferences too.

Then I got an email about BlogFest 2015. I had no idea BlogFest was in November and the thought of going filled me with dread. I may have been saying it for months but they were just words. I wasn't ready.

Only they weren't just words. I did want to go. I do want to go.

When I was growing up I had huge ambitions, I wanted to travel with work, I thought I'd be some high-flying executive by the time I was 30.

Well that didn't happen - I met the perfect man and became a mum instead. I love being a mum, it has fulfilled me in many ways, it meant being at home with my boys, taking care of them and making sure they grew to be healthy and happy. Being a mum also meant that I never travelled anywhere without my little family.

I've never travelled anywhere alone. 

Not even to London.

Now the boys are older I can start to think about my wants and needs, I can start to do things for me. Blogging has been a big part of that and I love it, I love the opportunities it brings my way. And now I'm faced with BlogFest 2015 and I'm afraid, it would be my first conference. It would be my first trip alone.

It would mean getting up at 5:30am, driving to London, taking the tube to King's Cross, staying all day and then driving home. I'd be out all day, I probably wouldn't even see LP who goes to bed at 7:30pm, and it would be tiring.

And yet, that ambitious 20-something in me is screaming at me to do it, to take the next step in what could become a brilliant career.

Taking the next step is huge, it is me deciding this is what I want to do. It's me deciding this isn't just a hobby anymore, it is real. Is that what I want?


Even though I am terrified of that trip I'm going to do it. I'm going to travel to London and attend a conference. I'll meet people, actually talk to other bloggers (using spoken words and everything!), and maybe come away inspired.

I'm taking the next step.


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  1. That is fantastic! Good for you! I hope you have a fab time x

  2. Fantastic news honey! Does that mean we might finally get to meet in person? Am thinking of attending too!
    Kat x

    1. Oh you absolutely must go now! Yay we should definitely meet! :)

  3. Yes! Take risks, do the things that scare you! I've always said, I never want to look back and think "what if?". The very worst that can happen is that you hate it, but you'll have done it! Go Morgan! Wonderful post, and look forward to hearing your take on your first blog conference (and if you get lost in London call me!!) Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou

    1. Thanks Zaz!
      I totally agree, you really should do the things that scare you. I know once I've done it it will be no big deal and I'm kind of looking forward to it at the same time as being scared.
      Thank you. xxx

  4. I love all that you're describing here!! It's easy to not to climb out of our comfort zone and yet something new is always discovered once we take the leap! Well done for leaping, have a fantastic day! Stopping by from #AllAboutYou

    1. Thank you Katy! It is a really tough thing to do but it's time and like you said "something new is always discovered", I can't wait! Thanks for stopping by. xx

  5. Hi Morgan, I love your honesty and I don't think you are alone in how you feel. I have often said to my husband I'd like to attend a blogging conference/ gathering, and I know that because we live in Greece it's not an easy thing to attend. I also feel safe in the knowledge that it probably won't happen anytime soon. My trail of thought would be very much like yours, I'd so want to do it, but be petrified at the same time.

    I hope you have a fantastic time at BlogFest and look forward to reading all about it.

    1. Thank you Debbie, I'm super nervous already but know it's a necessary step if I want to up my blogging game. :)