I’ll admit it – yesterday, around 1PM, I suffered from a case of the doldrums. While this could be attributed to my lack of sleep or perhaps not enough sugar in my bloodstream, I’m 99.999% sure that I was starting to get depressed about my search for a BlogHer ‘10 conference pass. I wanted to share this with you because I think what happened to me yesterday is a classic case of how allowing yourself to become fixated on something, or setting certain expectations, can affect your life – even causing you to forget about or miss other blessings that are happening.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to attend BlogHer ‘10. I’d just launched the new blog design and thought that now that the blog is at its new permanent home, I could start branching out, networking, meeting new people, and work towards helping the blog grow. BlogHer ‘10 is one of those conferences that will allow me to do just that. Unfortunately, the conference tickets sold out in a flash, so I had to resign myself to the waitlist – a mystery list of people that is who knows how long, from which the conference sponsors will take who knows how many people, who knows how many days before the conference starts. Then I saw a tweet about someone selling their BlogHer ticket on Ebay. I pounced…I even chased the bid up to an obscene amount of money, only to call it quits when it started approaching $600. The ticket finally sold for $660. Since then, I’ve been tweeting and stalking the BlogHer discussion boards daily, hourly, minutely, in hopes that I’ll be able to nab a BlogHer ticket that goes for sale before one of the other hundreds of bloggers gets to it.
Then yesterday afternoon, it hit me. After another plea out, after another ticket gone, I started getting….disappointed.
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