Most of us have been home a week and yet many of us aren’t over it. I’ve seen more than one person talking about blogher hangover.
And I’m here to tell you, it’s real.
You might think “Well yeah, WineJen and her glow stick skirt sparkled hard.
Oh, yes. We did.
But it’s more than that.
I’ve caught up on the sleep.
I’ve *finally* gained back that 4lbs I lost while starving in New York.
And yet? It’s still there.
The loneliness. The isolation. The sadness about something so awesome being over.
It starts to creep up about the 2nd day you’re home.
Maybe part of it has to do with the location itself. New York is high energy 24/7.
Maybe it has to do with the events you attend. It’s not every day you have companies fling bags of stuff at you. Maybe it was the designer shoe buffet. Or going to fancy parties at the Viacom building and having an amazing view of Times Square.
But really, it’s none of that. It’s the people.
That one who made you laugh.
That one you admire.
That one who inspired you.
That one who made you cry.
These people understand you. Get you. Forgive you for tweeting at the dinner table.
In the end the location was great, the event was nice, but it’s the people your heart aches for that takes some time to get over.
Just a little thank you to Toy with Me , Blogging Dangerously, Babyrabies, Lifes Candy, and Harpers Happenings for being the best roommates ever
Just another little thank you to BabyRabies, Harpers Happenings, and Tie a little Ribbon, because I swiped a few of your photos (the good ones)
And finally a HUGE thank you to my dear friend Melisa who wrote a beautiful story about the Martha Stewart keynote that includes pictures of the table I set
Other Blogher posts I enjoyed:
Don’t poop out of your mouth, and other incredibly awesome advice (Blogher12)
Blogher12 Recap in Photos and Bad Poetry
I’m so glad you had fun! Considering coming next year. Timing’s a little bad, but I’d like to make it happen b/c the location is so good!
BTW…you and your roomies do look amazing.
I don’t have BlogHer hangover so much as BlogHer regret. I regret not getting to know more people! I am glad I got to see your glow skirt in action, though!
Well that looked like a crappy time…glad I wasn’t there….NOT.
I feel pretty much the same way when I get home from a week at Burning Man. We call it “decompression.” it takes a while to adjust to the default world…
I legitimately could not be making more of a bitch face in that photo. No wonder people don’t’ like me :P
I’m so glad I got to actually SEE you this year, as opposed to last year when I only “saw” you. Muah! Muah!
I miss you too.
One of these days I am going to drag my ass to a conference where “my people” are…..
Yes. This. This post sums it up perfectly. Yes!
It rocked my face off to meet you.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Love this! Great pics, too! Thanks to everyone who unknowingly let you use them. haha! xoxo
It really does sound so wonderful. It sounds like you have so many special people there. I am definitely going next year and hope that I will feel just as connected.
I looked for something clever to say, but all I got is, I miss you.
It was truly an awesome moment meeting you & spending time with you – you are electric! xox
Bah. A whole year until I can see you again. That’s lame. :(
totally lame. Not a fan of that time span
I can’t believe how many people in this comments thread alone I missed seeing. Love your face.
SIGH. Chicago, babe.
Oh, I know.
Feeling it this Sunday morning: all those awesome people, and none of them in this town.
It’s also YOU, and what YOU bring to BlogHer, Jen.
It’s how you make the people around you feel.
How is it that you always have the perfect thing to say? Now you? Are within driving distance. We must make this happen. I still have my wolf sweatshirt waiting.
YOU ARE PRETTY. Even though we only saw one another through my drunken haze, it was a happy few minutes of friendly lovins.
::blushes:: and you got 2 pictures here. We\’ll have to work on that five next time.
Ooh, can I be the one who you admire?
Im so glad we got to hang out especially at Sparklecorn. You are wonderful.
Yes. You can be. Cause I do.