I've decided to run away from home. I've cancelled my classes, packed my suitcase, and am flying off to a big city in the midwest.
I love conferences. I am an extrovert who enjoys meeting new people and catching up with old friends. I love going to dinner with a whole group of people who want to talk about books and ideas. I like to go to sessions to hear new things that will excite me and to question old assumptions. I will love spending four days in a big city, walking around neighborhoods, going to the art institute or the aquarium, exploring the waterfront, and eating in restaurants.
Sleep deprivation is the one problem I have a conferences. Because I like to do everything. I'll go to as many sessions as I can. I'll explore the city. I'll swim in the hotel pool and talk friends into joining me in the hot tub. I'll go on a pub crawl with my friends, even though I don't drink. I'll stay up late talking to Artist Friend. I'll go to the dance Saturday night and dance every single song and not leave until the band packs up and leaves first.
I'll be back next week with stories to tell.