As weird as it may sound the thing I am most looking forward to about Who Do You Think You Are? Live this year is the chance to relax. Relaxation is probably going to be furthest from the minds of most people as they rush from workshop to workshop or explore the bustling exhibitors hall.
Perhaps it is not physical relaxation I am looking forward to but mental relaxation. A chance to unwind, to take my mind off everything, other than family history.
WDYTYA Live provides the perfect excuse for three days of “me” time. I have cleared my diary, so not having to go to work on Friday and a weekend free of commitments has left me with three whole days to do whatever I want to do.
I know I will probably be getting up as early as I would normally if I was to be going to work and will be spending the best part of two hours travelling each way, with plenty of opportunity for things to go wrong, but I am determined not to let that get in the way of my relaxation.
I mean what is the worst that is likely to happen, a train gets cancelled and I am late to the show, I might miss a workshop or two but never mind, it won’t be the end of the world.
And I won’t worry if one of the workshops I want to see is fully booked. It will give me the perfect opportunity to explore another part of the show or take in another workshop that I might not have considered otherwise.
I don’t think I have ever been looking forward to anything quite so much as I am looking forward to WDYTYA Live for a very long time. Even a simple thing like what to take for my lunch is getting me quite excited. How sad is that?