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Sorry Mom, I Stayed in a Hostel and Didn't Tell You.

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 I am always up for an adventure (albeit a carefully-planned-out-have-enough-time-to-process adventure), so when some of my plans for the Texas Style Council conference in Austin, TX changed a little bit I jumped at the opportunity to have a little adventure. As I mentioned on Thursday my goal for the conference was to get out of my comfort zone.  
On the community board on the TxSC website I saw some one (Vicki, who ended up being in my "dorm room" and coincidentally awesome) posted about the Firehouse Hostel-- Austin's first firehouse turned hostel right off of 6th Street (the night life street in Austin).
Staying at a Hostel by myself? 
 Yeah, that totally falls into the "adventure" category. 
 It was cheap, it was close to the conference and when else would I have this opportunity-- I never travel alone. I booked it, packed my shower shoes and set off for my adventure. 

It ended up being a really fun experience. The hostel was clean, nice, safe and 3 of the other 8 girls in the female dorm room were also TxSC bloggers. My best friend, KatieBeth, lives just north of Austin so I knew that my family and Reese (and my best friend for that matter) would just assume I was staying with her for the weekend. Honestly, I kind of enjoyed keeping a little secret and being adventurous kind of an "I'm an adult I can do what I want to" moment-- which I now realize is super mature of me. When I finally filled in KatieBeth and Reese their reactions were pretty priceless:

KatieBeth: "MEG! NO YOU ARE NOT!"-- glad to know your parenting gene is working KB! 
Steph (other BFF): "You are cray, cray!!! Be Safe!"
Reese: "Well, hope the hipsters aren't hungry"-- glad your sarcastic gene is working mister!
My Mother: (I will get back to you after she reads this post-- I'm sure it will be great) 

Obviously I survived and didn't inspire another Liam Nieson movie... and no the "Hipsters weren't hungry", I just came home with a tattoo (it is temporary, a girl can only be SO adventurous). 

After I fully process the awesomeness that was Texas Style Council I will do a full re-cap! 

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Jess said...

I still can't stop laughing over Reese's comment...!

Also helloooo that top is SO flattering on you. Just saying.

I'm booking my flight so I can come raid your closet.
Okay, love you, byeeee.

Whitney said...

BAHAHAH. That's hilarious! This looks like a pretty nice hostel to me! Lunch this week?! I wanna hear all about it!

Amy Powell said...

you never mentioned that you hadn't told your MOM. awesome.

again, so nice to meet finally, officially meet you :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

*high five*

Well done, girl. I'm proud of your choice! You sneaky, fashion blogger, you!

Victoria said...

Lol! Glad you made it out alive and found friends there! Guess you picked the perfect time to be adventurous. Here's how adventurous I am, I didn't even know we had hostels in the states!!! :) Love the reactions and can't wait to hear what your Mom has to say about it.

Kathleen said...

BAH!! SO FUNNY! I'm glad you survived a hostel! I've heard there are some pretty nice ones out there. Glad to know you stayed in one of those rather than the other kind! :) Can't wait to read your recap! :)


abby said...

That wall was definitely a good background choice! ;)
SO glad we got a chance to meet.

Rachel said...

Hahaha this is killing me! I love that you did this...and didn't tell anyone! So clever. And clearly, you knew everything was going to be just fine! Can't wait to hear about your time at the conference...I know you had a blast! And now, let's figure out where we can go on another adventure!!!

Helene said...

I'm a huge fan of hostels! i love them! haha

put a bow on it [kaitlyn] said...

Mo-Reese's reaction is EXACTLY what Andre' would have said. He WILL say it when I stay there, because I totally am.

Haley said...

i love this pics! you are making that hostel look quite enticing :) and your backdrop for your outfit pics rock! SOOOO wonderful getting to see you so much this weekend!

Meg O. said...

That looks like a cute hostel, actually! Glad you had such a great time! And you look amazing!

Amy G said...

Oh how fun you wild and crazy thing you! Seems like you had a blast this weekend! Can't wait to hear more about it :)

Because Shanna Said So said...

Shut up!!! You are AWESOME!!! This is one of the coolest stories I have heard from the conference! I haven't heard of this hostel and I live here! wasn't it the best time! i am so bummed we didn't meet!! :(

Tanvi said...

It was so good to meet you!!! You are hilarious!!!

Ashlee said...

Love this outfit! I wouldn't tell my mother either and I'm pretty sure my friends would have similar reactions!