I just did something crazy.
I purchased a ticket to the TBEX Dublin travel bloggers conference.
I did it.
I am going.
I don’t know if anyone will be going with me, I don’t know if I will know anyone when I get there…
But I am going.
I have decided that 2013 is going to be the year that I make my dreams come true. I have always wanted to see the UK. I have always wanted to do something crazy – like plan a trip across the Atlantic on my own, to attend a conference aimed at helping travel bloggers develop, and to meet people from all over the world that I wouldn’t have otherwise met.
I am doing it. I am going.
And I am nervous, anxious and terrified, but I am doing it.
Attending TBEX in Dublin this fall was one of my goals for 2013. After being invited on a press trip aboard the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship, I gave up on that idea. I thought it would be irresponsible to spend the money on that trip when I was already going to see Europe.
Yet, each time I came across an article about Ireland, each time I saw a mention of the UK…my heart wept. I felt a deep, urgent longing to walk cobblestone streets, to drink good whiskey in an Irish pub, to meet other people who share the same longing.
And so I am doing it.
I am going to Ireland.
I don’t know how I will make this happen just yet, but my ticket to the conference is purchased. I have 7 months to figure the rest out…that’s enough time, right?