In 10 days, I will be in beautiful, sunny San Diego for the first time, attending BlogHer for the first time. It is a dream come true and how it occurred is quite magical, as in straight out of Cinderella.
In this version of the fairy tale classic, I am just as pretty as Cinderella without the wicked step mother and sisters. The scrubbing of floors is replaced with the relentless writing of posts. The longing for a prince charming is substituted by my imagination, which creates vision boards for manifestation. My royal ball? BlogHer 2011 in San Diego. And, of course, there’s a Fairy God Brother.
Yes, a Fairy God Brother.
He is the one who provided me with this opportunity, which happened quickly, with no manipulation or calculation. I simply said aloud, “I am going to San Diego for BlogHer 2011.” I posted that very statement as a status update on Facebook, where others asked, “How?” I’m not worried about the logistics, I replied. I just know I’m going to be there.
As if I had cast a spell, my Facebook chat box opened. At this point, I was in the middle of creating a brand new vision board, one for my iPhones home screen. The first image? Beautiful San Diego at night, the ocean glimmering, reflecting the skyline. I also had an image of the BlogHer 2011 convention center and the BlogHer 2011 logo, right on the page.
But back to the chat.
I stopped manifesting and read the first three lines. He asked how I was getting to San Diego, who was paying for my ticket, and how much was the conference. I repeated the statement I had posted on Facebook. And that’s when he took his magic wand, sprinkled me with fairy dust, and transformed my dream into reality.
“My company will pay for you to go to BlogHer. We will sponsor your conference ticket!”
My eyes welled up with tears.
“Are you serous?!” I typed back
“Yup. Call me,” he replied.
Seconds later, I was on the phone, thanking him further for this amazing and unexpected gift.
“I really believe you are talented and know you will benefit from this conference. It will be a great opportunity,” he said, filling me with pride and gratitude.
“You’re my Fairy God Father!” I cheered. He chuckled before replying, “I’m not that old! How about your fairy God Brother?!” I nodded, laughing wholeheartedly as I agreed.
“Yes, you’re my Fairy God Brother.”
And just like that, I am off to go to San Diego for BlogHer 2011. Golden chariot not included.