Summer of Blogs

Why did I decide to title my post “Summer of Blogs”? Well, because it seems that, lately, my entire life is revolving around what I’m doing or what I’m not doing with my blogs!

Earlier this month, I survived a near-disaster with Holdin’ Out for a Hero when, in a desperate attempt to re-design, I deleted WordPress. Smart, huh? Thank God I was able to contact my web host and they were very patient and understanding, and got my site restored.

I’m looking into some upcoming changes for this site, that will hopefully be well-received by my readers! But first, I need to learn a little bit more about how exactly to go about this, so I don’t get my site into trouble again. 😉

Also, by God’s grace, I’m attending the BlogHer ’12 conference next week– in New York City!!! (Can I get a *woot woot*?) And– I leave for NYC tomorrow afternoon! (Can you say, “packing panic attack mode”?)


I'm going to Sparkle at BlogHer '12

In spite of all the stress, lack of sleep, and constant worries (health setbacks that I’ve already written about, plus the silly stuff!), I can’t imagine a sweeter time in my life than the present. 

Besides going to BlogHer in NYC, I’ll be extended the trip for a few more days to visit a country I’ve never seen before– Canada!! That’s right, I’m crossing the northern border this time, and, more specifically, I’ll be staying in a city I’ve always dreamed of visiting– Montreal, which is in the French-speaking province of Quebec. (C’est magnifique!) 

Needless to say, I’m super excited about this unexpected twist in my summer plans. 

Another “unexpected twist” I’ll have to deal with when I return is starting physical therapy. I know, I know, I promised you guys I’d get this all squared away soon! But finding a place that’s close to home and is covered by my insurance, etc., is easier said than done. I don’t want to jump into this headfirst (actually, one shouldn’t jump into anything headfirst, unless, of course, you’re Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps!). This is important, and I take it very seriously. So, I need to do a little more research. 

Finally, I’m still reveling in the awesome news that I’ve been invited to take part in a fun,  fabulous new event during BlogHer– a fashion show featuring 18 bloggers as models!! Yep, that’s right. I’ll be strutting my stuff on the runway, not slipping on recently-waxed floors. At least, that is the hope. My goal is to always show people that I don’t have a “disability” (except in the respect that everyone has challenges!), but rather that I have many abilities, among them, my world-renowned sense of style. Okay, maybe not “world-renowned”– still, it’s definitely there! 

If you’re attending the BlogHer ’12 conference this week, I’d love for you to be there, cheering me on, along with my fellow fab models! I haven’t met a single one of them in person, but from our recent online exchanges, I can already tell we’ll end up being friends. 

 So, this is basically what’s left of my summer, in a big, fat nutshell– colossal Web site mishaps, crunch-time, for BlogHer ’12, couture, and Canada. 

All this totally beats dealing with sunburn and sand in my shoes. 




Laurita ♥


**Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BRITAX, and I will be compensated for this post.





14 Replies to “Summer of Blogs”

  1. BlogHer can be very overwhelming but you will make connections that are one of a lifetime whether they are friends are people supporting you to grow your brand. Congrats on the modeling gig!

  2. Laurita, how exciting! I dream of going to Montreal one day, it looks so pretty. And this time is probably the best when it’s not freezing!
    Good luck at Blogher, I wont be there, that fashion show sounds great, que chévere!!!

  3. Wow! So cool! I have wanted to attend BlogHer for YEARS! But the funds are never there. So excited that you are there to represent! Have a blast and enjoy Montreal too. I’ve been there and it’s beautiful.

    Also wanted to introduce myself as a “lurker” reader coming out behind the curtain. I love your blog and all your work for Spina Bifida! As a woman with SB, I’m excited to have you around and raising such great awareness.

    I’ve just launched my Kickstarter project for my book, where I’ll be writing about my experience as a woman with SB going through a pregnancy, childbirth and raising my healthy and active daughter. I’m wanting to get the word out about my 3 week attempt to earn enough funds to get my book published. Anything you can do to spread the word would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Here’s the link:

    But first – enjoy your vacation! And rock that fashion show. 🙂


  4. Felicitaciones por todos tus planes! Qué bueno que tengas bien planeadito lo que quieres hacer y los lugares por conocer. Fui a Canadá hace muchos años, pero aún recuerdo como me enamoré del país y la belleza de sus paisajes. Espero que ahora que estoy más cerca, lo visite más a menudo.

  5. So excited to see you strut your stuff at blogher!!!! I will be chering you on amiga!
    Hope you find a PT place soon big hugs!
    P.S. everyone makes mistakes i’ve just given up on fixing a harddrive I had no business tossing around with pictures of my kids from birth to last december basically their whole life! ugh!

  6. What an amazing summer. I’m also thankful for your host provider. Whew! That would have been a pain. So glad you had a great time at BlogHer.

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