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Coming to New York has been exactly what I have needed. These past 10 weeks have been the hardest I have ever had to endure. Losing my mum has been a heartbreaking and the most devasting experience. I have not been myself these past weeks, I have tried to keep up with my blog posts, appear OK and being a great mother and wife, but to be honest it has been so hard. During this time I have not kept the house as tidy as I like, cooked as much, tried to put on a happy face, I have rarely left the house, not exercised, I have avoided talking to my friends and ignoring phone calls as I don't want to 'talk about it' and combined with the thoughts of travelling to New York by myself I have not been able to sleep. I am finding myself still awake at 2am most mornings. My kids have been sick for the past 3 weeks with at least one home from school during this time. So… even though I was worried about coming to NY by myself, I needed to be here by myself. I needed to get away and FIND myself again.
Being at this conference has inspired me and given me drive to find my 'normality' again. I want to return home and be me. I want to sleep properly, not live in chaos, be happy because I am and spend more time in the sun with my family. I know I can do it.
I would really like to thank Howards Storage World for helping me to visit New York. I have had a great time at the conference, blogging in America is far more advanced Australia, it has been wonderful to learn from them and absorb all their knowledge. I went to sessions such as iphoneography, valuing yourself, technical toolkit: doing less with more. All inspiring, I've walked away motivated and with a vision.
My adventure begins
The streets are so busy
The yellow cabs are everywhere and the most craziest drivers
I still have one more day and night in the big city, then I travel home and get to see my beautiful family who I am missing terribly on Wednesday.