WOW. WOW. WOW! This past weekend was so much fun!
For those that may have missed the memo, I was able to head to DC and got to the FIRST (and hopefully not last) EXXXOTI
It was an excellent change of pace, I met some really awesome people; Even though I stayed pretty central to the YNOT booth and didn’t wander around much, I’m still very happy with the results of my networking.
I learned a lot about myself and where my mental health stands over those short days. One of those things is I’m far to used to being a shut in. I was having big time nerves and anxiety once I stepped foot into the crowds. Not necessarily due to increased Covid chances, but because of the isolation the last almost 2 years has brought. My last “big trip” was a vacation RIGHT before everything shut down in March of 2020. I guess with all of the shutting down, a wee bit of agoraphobia had (has) set in? I didn’t have any full blown “oh shit!” moments, thankfully, but after a day and a half of socializing, Saturday night I had to go back to my room and just lay on the floor and clear my head. Got dinner delivered (Pho and mango sticky rice!) which helped soothe me and get me into a Grade A Food Coma.
But I want to make mention of all of the fabulous people I met and got to share space with. First off, Jay from YNOT
who was kind enough to extend an invite my way and put this event on my radar. Despite a misunderstanding on WHICH Exxxotica location I was going to be at (totally my fault for reading his messages at 4:30am and being half awake) it all worked out and we got to share lunch together and talk about a bevvy of fascinating topics. Also, THEE Dick Dangle
The three of us combined? Freaking trouble and hilarity. The next day I also had the privilege of doing a short interview with Dick, and once that goes live I'll be sure to post it here and on the tweeter.
Also lets not forget the beautiful models that I got to meet!
Pictured from Left to Right are Sierra Slayter
, Cherri Love
, Misty Love
, Riley Daniels
, Jay YNOT, Vecca Salt
, yours truly and the other half of YNOT, Connor! Not pictured but also at the booth was Edyn Blair, Norah Nova and Aria Haze!
It was a good change of pace, meeting different industry creators and who knows, maybe I'll be able to work with some of them next year!
I hope y'all are ready for the holidays, because they are QUICKLY approaching. Got any New Year goals? I've got a few but I have to keep them a secret for now! ;-)