Well, about that thing I said….
I said I was on a WordCamp hiatus for 2015, because of tight budgets and teenagers needing a lot of things this year. Single Mom Income has to be managed with some self-control. (Otherwise I’d be at all the WordCamps!)
But my friend, colleague, and team member, Gregg Franklin, said if I ever came to the LA area that he would take me to Disneyland. And so – that settled it! I knew I just had to get to CA! So when the opportunity presented itself to throw a speaker app in the mix for WCLAX, I figured what the heck – you never know if you’ll get picked or not! So I submitted the application and really had pretty much forgotten about it.
But guess what?
Looks like I’m speaking at WordCamp Los Angeles! The last speaking engagement I had was WordCamp Denver in 2013, and since then I haven’t had time to really devote to WordCamp talks. Public speaking is one of my favorite things to do – so I’m really excited to hop on stage and visit with you all in LA. Because if you know me – you know I go big, or go home!
After I get home from LA, I have no other plans to travel. And all my airline miles will be used up (yay for saving them for a rainy day!!). And I’m pretty sure it will be the end of my Single Mom Fun Fund. 🙂 But, in all reality, once I get back from LA, I’ll be in the throes of Nutcracker rehearsals and completely swamped with work, ballet, and mom-life until Christmas. I’m really looking forward to this event. I haven’t had a real break all year long and it’s been a very long year. I’m excited to have some down time with Gregg and to get to participate in WCLAX as a speaker and help Gregg with the ServerPress sponsor booth. (I’ll be handing out some awesome swag – but I’m not gonna lie – I’m super excited about Disneyland! My kids are going to be SO jealous!)