To usher in Fearless Friday, I stayed out late last night.
This is way, way past my bedtime and especially fearless since Finn would be up in a few hours for his requisite back massage and mommy aromatherapy treatment. [I should note that was not driving while taking this photo. This post is about being fearless not crazy]
The reason for my late night sojourn was also pretty fearless. I went to Philly for a clandestine gathering with other mommy bloggers. These are women that I feel like I know because I read their blogs, yet I had never laid eyes on them before. Weird, right? As I walked into the bowling alley (because all clandestine meetings should be held in a bowling alley), I felt like I was headed to sorority rush. Will they like me? Will they really, really like me?
To be honest, I was not all that fearless. I arranged for a wingman, my brother, to stop by in the event that the mommy bloggers turned out to be dirty old men posing as mothers. No need for it really, everyone was very, very cool. While a bit akward at first, I think we all had an “ball”. Sorry couldn’t help myself.
I told the ladies I wouldn’t, but since I am fearless now, I posted our “Burbs” team shot anyway. That is me, bottom left. Going clockwise are Meg, Kristen, and Kelly.
Thank you to Kristen for organizing the fete complete with prizes. And to Jo for sporting chic pants. And to Meg for “looking just like her picture” so I knew who she was immediately and felt at home. To Kelly for the “are you having more kids?” conversation. To Andi at MotherTalk and Melissa for bowling shoes, frames, food and drink. To Georgia, the shutterbug, – I glad I wore my weave for the photo opp.
If you want to become fearless too, check out Arianna Huffington’s Book, Becoming Fearless. I have not read it yet, but fear not I will.