*Well this is an update I wish I wasn’t writing. Yesterday when I wrote this post, I didn’t know that in just a few short hours, life would decide she had other plans for me. I spent most of the night putting the kids to bed and then double and triple checking my packing list to be sure I had everything for San Diego. Excitement took over and I could hardly sleep. When I finally fell asleep around 11:30 p.m., I was quickly woken up by a phone call I didn’t want to get only an hour and a half later.
Something happened and instead of heading to San Diego, I needed to head to the hospital. My immediate family and I are ok. Someone else is not. I had to quickly make a decision to continue onto my trip or stay behind. Based on the knowledge of the situation I had at the time, I couldn’t imagine going and if something took a drastic change, being so far away. It didn’t seem like the right thing to do. If something happened, I’d have to live with that forever, so I chose to stay.
Was it the right decision? I don’t know. There’s a very complicated history here and not something I’m ready to talk about. Maybe one day but not today. I’m truly sorry that I won’t be in San Diego with Kia but at the time made the best decision I could. I wish I could talk more, however, it’s not my story to share and even though there’s a bit of estrangement, I hope I made the right one. Even though right now it doesn’t feel like I did.
Right now, be it a combination of emotions or just me worrying like I always do, I feel like I made the wrong decision. I work so hard in this little online space of mine to be invited on a trip like this is a dream come true. To cancel something like this so last minute is not something I took lightly and I just hope everyone involved understands.
Just because I’m not there, there are still a whole bunch of amazing influencers sharing their journey in San Diego. So be sure to follow along with #TheNewKia and see what everyone is up to.
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Today is the day! If you follow me on social media you may have seen some of my prior announcements that I will be in San Diego to check out Kia’s EcoDynamics lineup of vehicles. I’m flying out to San Diego this morning, very early, and by the time you actually read this post, I’ll be flying somewhere over the U.S. ready for a jam-packed few days of fun. I’m joining about 50 other influencers at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego for delicious food, an up close look at Kia’s impressive lineup vehicles, test driving those gorgeous cars throughout beautiful San Diego and I even heard we might be doing so live-band karaoke.
Last week the amazing people at Kia sent me this awesome package and suitcase to welcome me out to San Diego. I’ve been pretty busy doing my research on the Kia brand and shopping for the perfect outfits for this amazing expereince.
If you know me in person or have been following me online, you know my love of cars runs deep.
Kia is a brand I’ve long admired and words cannot begin to express how excited I am to join them on this trip. You may even remember when I fell in love with the Kia Stinger at the Philadelphia Auto Show earlier this year.
As a brand, they truly get influencers and if this trip is anything like what I’ve experienced with them already, then I know I’m in for a treat.
You can join in the fun too! Follow the hashtag #TheNewKia on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram today through Wednesday to see the latest and greatest from Kia and all our crazy adventures over the next few days!
See ya in San Diego!