I have to be honest. When I heard of Fitcation I was incredibly excited to apply. A weekend in wine country with other mom bloggers? That sounds awesome! Wine, kayaking, and relaxing with girlfriends sounds like the perfect getaway for this new mom. Except that was part of the problem.
I’m a new mom.
Queue feelings of guilt. All of a sudden I felt like I can’t get away. I can’t be away from Pumpkin for a few days in October. I work all week and all I have are the weekends with her. What did I sign up for?
But this is how I knew this trip is going to be special. These women, some I don’t know in person yet embraced me. They acknowledged what I was feeling was normal. Most of all, they encouraged me to take the much needed trip. There was that sisterhood of support that I write about. Exactly when I needed it.
You’ll hear more about my getting ready for the trip and the eventual trip on my blog in the future, but until then, you should join us at the #TravelPaso Twitter Party on Wednesday, September 18th from 7 – 8:30pm PST. The chat will be all about traveling with girlfriends, talking about what makes Paso Robles awesome, and you could win prizes! Prizes that include a two night stay at Zenaida Cellars in Paso Robles!
Visit the official Twitter party site to sign up.
I may have some fear still about being away from pumpkin, but I know that I’ll be in good company, at an amazing location for a weekend that is all about focusing on me. Something this mama needs badly.