Look On It

January was a hard month for me.  I was sick, I had to leave Arizona to come back to the cold, school started, and Poor Kyle was grouchy with me because I wouldn’t let him get a dog. That lasted pretty much all month, and I was thrilled when we finally turned the corner into February.

Except, February isn’t looking much better. Some things are going on that I probably shouldn’t blog about (isn’t that annoying when people do that? I’ve always hated that, and now I’ve gone and done it) which make me feel a little bummed about life, the future, everything. I know it’s just a phase; there are good times and bad times and that’s just life, but I always try to make the bad times go a little quicker by remembering good times past, or fantasizing about good times to come.

This post falls into the second category.

I am excited to announce that, true to my word, I will be attending BlogHer™ this summer.


(I try not to use exclamation points too frequently, so when I do, they are supposed to really mean something.)

I had decided that since they offer student pricing for an enormous discount, and I am a student, it only makes sense that I should go this year. Of course, it took me a while to bite the bullet and actually commit, and by that time, student pricing had sold out (something I had not thought possible).  I was heartbroken, as showcased here by this tweet:

Tweet'Yet another example of how bad January was.

But what I also didn’t know is that there was hope. I checked later that night by random chance, and to my delight, I saw that there was one available!  Joy.  Having felt the heartbreak that would ensue from missing out on BlogHer for the fourth straight year, I just…decided to do it.

So I did.  I signed up, registered, the whole shebang.

Then I called Chelsie, one of the few good friends I have left in the world who is not a member of my family (because I consider my family my dear friends, but I do feel the need to make a distinction), and convinced her to come with me.  After a bit of drama (more student pricing being sold out, gah!), she registered.  And it became real.

I am going to BlogHer. I am going to New York with an amazing friend this summer, and it’s going to be expensive, yes, and I’m going to feel guilty because I get this even though Poor Kyle did not get his much-beloved dog, but I will make it up to him and everything’s going to be okay. I might even convince him to come, and maybe my sister too, because heaven knows she needs a break from that child of hers, and everything’s great.

And so, my friends, here’s a song to commemorate the news. I know it’s not new anymore, and everybody loves this song, and it’s so boring that I would use it on my blog, but I can think of no song that could better suit the situation.  Sorry.

Here’s to New York. To 2010, such as it is. Life may be hard, but there is always a bright side…

…and sometimes (just sometimes) I’m smart enough to look on it.

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at facebook.com/archivesofourlives, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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13 Responses to Look On It

  1. Katie says:

    Oh, Camille! How exciting because I think Chris and I are going this year for the first time, too! We have to get some things in order (namely our checking account has to start speaking to us again…), but hopefully we’ll be there! I’d love to get together!!! I’ll email you…

  2. Camberley says:

    I’m SO jealous. Must attend.

  3. Lisa says:

    Have fun!! Always great to have something to look forward to.. helps to get through the not-so-happy days! :)

  4. Whitney says:

    I am so jealous. I dont really know about BlogHer, but I LOVE NYC! And that Jay Z song… one of my favorites.

  5. Maureen says:

    That’s awesome! So great that you get to go! You totally deserve it.

  6. Yay!! I’m so excited for you. BlogHer sounds amazing. Can’t wait to hear about it. P.S. I love that song right now.

  7. holly your fan says:

    i am proud of you.
    proud of you for being happy when things are not so happy.
    proud of you for taking care of yourself and making dreams come true.
    proud of you for enjoying the non-kid life and TRAVELING!
    proud of you for embracing blogher… and attending.
    proud of you for going to NEW YORK, baby.
    just… plain… proud.

    and i have never heard that song before… i guess that makes me out of the loop.
    congrats, and yes, i got your reply… i just need to be unlazy and add you to the reader list.

  8. Cristin Lassen says:

    I’m excited for you. Now, no matter how bad things get, you’ll have something fun to look forward to.

  9. Geevz says:

    Awesome! Have a great time!

  10. Rachel says:

    Congrats, girl! It’s good to have things to look forward to. I need to follow your example and look on the bright side. I was going to go on a cruise with some friends with my tax refund money, but then some jerk hit my car without leaving a note and did $1000 worth of damage. Still trying to make lemonade out of that one . . .

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m so happy and sad for you. I’m sorry you’re sad. I’m glad you’re feeling more optimistic. And I’m thrilled you get to accomplish one of your goals. Won’t that feel so satisfying to cross off your list? You should blog about your life to do list… Or have you already? I can’t remember. Anyway, I’ve never heard this song, so I’m way behind you, apparently.

  12. RatalieNose says:

    This song changed my sister’s life.

  13. TeamHaynes says:

    That’s cool! What exactly does that entail? I understand the New York thing (boooyah!) but what else do you do?
    The best thing about bad months is that they end! February is such a good month in so many ways, I hope it brings you the same joy it does for me. Heck, the Olympics are on! You do like those right? Either way, having the thought of going to NY this Summer could cheer anyone up. Even me.

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