Hey y'all, I am back home and not traveling for another week and a half. Did i mention that we're going back to Sturgis again this year? It will be my 3rd time and last for me. Its fun but i told Todd if he wants to again after this, i'm out. I came back home last Thursday from Ohio and a few hours later after landing, i met up with my friend Julie for a girls night out and book signing from a fellow blogger who recently published a book.
My sister-in-law Sarah introduced me to Brittany's blog a few years ago not long after i created my blog. After reading her blog , i also started to follow her Facebook and Instagram too. Her blog is Brittany Herself. She contributes often to BlogHer and is a TED speaker where she spoke out about loving yourself and being overweight. Brittany is very inspirational and i wish i had a quarter of her confidence. Her book is Fat Girl Walking which is a memoir and has already made New York Times Bestseller.
Brittany has a very close friend that lives in Ft Worth and has visited a few times over the years but i was never able to make the events. I planned to see her this time in advance and i am so excited that it worked out. I invited Julie to go with me because i knew she would love her as much as i did. Sure enough, she bought her book and was ready to meet her in person. I honestly knew that Brittany would be just as cool and laid back in person and she is on her blog and her book. She's very real and hysterical. She talks about her husband Andy and her 3 kids often and they are every bit a normal family from Ohio.
The event began close to 8pm and they served wine so definitely off to good start. The plan was she would talk and have a Q and A with us, then sign our books and then head to a restaurant a block away to have dinner with her. I think there were at least 100 of us give or take and was a nice crowd. It took her so long to sign the books because that was our time we could also talk to her about anything we wanted. There was not a time limit and she didnt have an agent shuffling us through like cattle. The good news was that i was very close in line for the book signing but bad news was that she had at least another 40 people who were still in line and it was getting late. Julie and i were starving and we needed something to soak up the wine we had. We went ahead and decided to leave and not have dinner with the group. We stumbled on this taqueria Salsa Limon and dang was it delicious!! I had 3 tacos and could have gone back for more but i really needed to get home. The event was in Ft Worth and is about an hour away from where i live.
I had Brittany sign my name and i also asked her to sign Thank you Sarah . I took a picture of that and texted Sarah because i knew she would appreciate that. It was a great evening with my sweet friend Julie and it was awesome to meet Brittany in person and have her sign my book.