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A change in perspective

I used to spend so much time here, putting my thoughts to “paper” and publishing for anyone to see. My kids are only 6 and 3, and there are so many stories to capture about them.

Maybe things like Facebook have ruined that for me, where I can dash off a thought whenever, instead of composing something more … interesting … than I do now?

But I don’t even know where to (re)start. My oldest is in kindergarten and I don’t know for sure what’s okay and what’s not anymore. Will he enjoy my stories about him? Be mad that I put them online, opening both of us to criticism? (I got a lot of flack from attachment parents for that one.)

I used to feel compelled to write. Like something wasn’t quite right in my life unless I was putting pen to paper. Now, after I’ve hit 40, I’m just not sure I need to chronicle everything. Who will care in the end? My grandkids? My great-grandkids? (I would have *loved* to discover an old journal from a relative – but who knows if there will be anyone in the family like that down the road?)

It has to be for me, or not at all. So I’ll write when I feel like it, try to put down some fun thoughts that I think my boys will enjoy later, and try not to pressure myself too much. I have enough of that in other areas of my life.

Social Media Marketing World 2014 – who’s with me?

(Links in this post are affiliate links.)

I went to Social Media Marketing World last year and really enjoyed it. Learned a lot and met some great people. And guess what? I finally decided to do it again this year.

Why? Lots of networking opportunities. You meet new people and get to talk shop as much as you want with people who understand what you do. But don’t approach it from a “What can you do for me?” attitude. Just treat everyone with respect and realize that person you meet now could send you business or answer a question or just become a really awesome friend.

It’s in San Diego. Need I say more? Yeah, I live here and I love it. You will, too.

There’s not a ton of time left, so go get your ticket while you can. Buy before Friday and you’ll get $100 off the price of your ticket. What are you waiting for? See you there!

Can’t make it in person? Save $250 on a virtual ticket before Friday as well!

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