On the final day of the ProBlogger conference, around 7am, I stood in front of the glass doors overlooking the ocean and wondered aloud what would I wear. It didn’t take me long to decide that there was no better time than now to whip out my #AWKWARD tee from Kmart. Let’s face it, Bloggers probably make up a large portion of the audience who would buy and wear that tee anyway. It was like wearing the team uniform.
But what I didn’t count on was the super awkward that would be triggered by it. If you’ve ever met me, I’m already awkward, but this was a whole other level. Level ridiculous or something. If I’ve ever blurted a random thought out at you, touched your hair the first time we met or gone for the hug on the first meeting then you know what I mean. Now think of that, times one hundred!
I was a stumbling, bumbling, hyper energised bundle of awkward. It was like by pulling that t-shirt over my head I had called all the awkward in the world to me. I stored it all in my brain and just shot it out all over the place. I wish I could say I was surprised. I’m not. It’s like I was calling the word to me all day in the same way they say to carry around your goals with you. I put out a call for awkward with that t-shirt and I got more than my fair share….
Anyone want a t-shirt? Are you awkward too? Let’s be awkward together.
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
Is it awkward commenting on this so late? I’m always a little bit awkward. I don’t have the T-shirt (yet!) but I’m sure I’ve seen that hashtag floating above my head every so often.
(Can you believe we don’t have a Kmart in Taree? There used to be one but it was before my time, and now the closest one is in Forster. The trials of living in the country!)
Haha. Nope! I replied to a comment this week on a post that was 3 years old!
We don’t either. I have to shop at the Sunshine Coast for such things. I hear you. Country lyf baby. haha.
Hey it made you so approachable I even got a selfie with you when you were wearing it! xxx
I’m glad to hear that! I do love that selfie. I look exhausted, which just about sums it up. 😉
Meeting you was one of the highlights of my weekend, next time we’ll fast and furious it I promise!! x
Thank you lovely! We had SUCH a good time. Can’t wait until the next time. 😉
We’re all at least a little bit awkward.
Indeed we are! *rubs face on the back of your head* 😉
You were killing yourself laughing writing that reply weren’t you?
I was killing myself reading it.
YUP. I snorted a little. Haha.
You know at school I was called rip snorter because my nostrils flared when I laughed (and I may or may not have snorted too). Now that’s awkward or perhaps just weird and sad, neither of which make a great hash tag.
Kids are pretty darn creative about such things, aren’t they!? But let’s face it, back then, there were no hashtags, just the number symbol. Haha.
Lol! I love that you are so honest about your awkwardness, which kind of makes it not awkward if you ask me. Love it!
It does, it’s sort of the antidote or something. As soon as I talk about it, acknowledge the awkward, it lessens somewhat. Or we all laugh together. Haha.
Love your choice of shirt.
And I’m awkward too 🙂 or at least I feel that way.
Thanks May! Team awkward ftw. 😉
Funny how we see ourselves differently to how others see us. I don’t remember you as awkward at all!
You must have missed it because there was plenty! Haha. Thank you lady, these days I embrace the awkward and it’s become part of the whole package. It still feels SUPER weird to me though. 😉
Yes please but with a side order of other words like unladylike!
Haha. Nice one. Unladylike is THE best.
I am SOOOO awkward, so awkward,sadly it sometimes comes across as aloofness which is never good 🙁
Oh that’s a shame! Mine always crosses over to over the excited puppy region. 😉
So awkward. And I usually make it worse by realising just how awkward I’m being mid conversation, trying to fix it and making things twenty billion (at least) times more awkard than they already were.
Haha. YES! Me too. These days I just say, oh right, that was awkward, let’s talk about something else. 😉