I have dozens of photographs from the event that could spawn dozens of posts. I don’t even know what direction this post will take. What I do want you to take away from this is I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE! The organizers did a great job! I’m sure there were glitches, witches and stitches that did not go to plan and made their work HARD but to the uninitiated, it went smoothly!
I also want to say there was never a moment where I felt lonely or like an outsider. No, I lied! I felt like a small little lonely mouse when I saw how big LA is!
I wanted to shut down. I was feeling trapped and surrounded by cars and concrete!
I was all alone in the big city, not really knowing anyone except for the few familiar faces that following blogs gives you.
But, CoCo folk are good people! When I walked into a room alone, someone would say “Hey, are you waiting for someone or are you here alone?” Once they knew I was alone, they’d invite me to join them. Paige and her mom were the first to do this for me.
One lady, who’s name I have now lost, had sympathy when I said I needed the grocery store but was too chicken to venture out on my own ( I literally only had to cross the street but I was scared to leave the safety of the group.) She took me under her wing and walked over with me. Her kind act meant I would get some fruit into my diet and not spend the weekend with furry legs.
There was always random groups I could join if I weren’t keen on being alone.
The one I used the most was the hospitality suite.
And it was easy to find a way to break the ice…comment on a witty part of someone’s costume. “Fabric Hoarders Unite” was pretty funny!
We had to rent a whole hotel to do that!
Sometimes, someone was dressed just like me!
Will I go again? You bet!
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