Why I am Not Going to BlogPaws
1. I am lazy (That’s just a given)
2. I am broke
3. I don’t have a passport (see #1)
4. I would probably spend the whole time in the bathroom – Or, better yet, the hotel bar – hoping no one notices me
5. I would have to leave Shiva behind and I haven’t spent one day without her in over two years
6. I have nothing to wear. No really, I swear!
Why I Wish I Was Going to BlogPaws
1. It will be a fantastic event with some impressive speakers and I would learn a ton
2. I really dislike missing out on things
You would think those two reasons would be enough to push me to get over my fears. Both of them are much stronger than my feeble reasons for staying home. I could come up with more excuses, like the fact I haven’t cut my hair since March, or that I just started a new job (in February) and can’t get the time off work, but they are all equally sad. Really it comes down to the idea that I am a coward.
When all of the information about the August conference started rolling out I didn’t even consider the idea of attending. I decided I couldn’t afford it and left it at that. But the truth is, while I don’t have a lot of money, if I’d wanted to go badly enough, I could have drank a little less beer and made it happen. Now that it’s too late is when I’ve realized I might actually want to go.
Story. Of. My. Life.
I’m tempted to wallow in self-pity over it but that is not what a badass does. No, I am going to learn from this lesson! Yes indeed.
Last week there was an agility fun match that we did not attend because we decided to go camping instead. Of course, we could have gone to the match if I’d really wanted to but… You know the drill. My friends who did attend now all have these great stories and videos of their awesome day and I feel totally left out. My own fault of course, but it still sucks.
A couple of our trainers are holding more fun matches throughout the month of August. I am not giving myself the chance to wimp out this time. I have already signed up to participate. We may make total idiots of ourselves and Shiva may just practice her course designing/destroying skills, but we are going to be included in the stories this time, dang it! We are going to take videos and we are going to have a wicked time.
So help me, God.
I may not be going to BlogPaws but I am still a badass.