As I write this post, I am on my layover in the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, waiting for my connecting flight to Raleigh-Durham. If you had told me a year ago that I would be sitting here, waiting to arrive in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for the Making Things Happen Intensive, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I say “probably” because it’s really hard to think back to where I was a year ago, and what I was doing, how I was feeling, and what I wanted to do.
I bought my ticket for Making Things Happen on December 12, 2013, which wasn’t really all that long ago. I’ve known and been prepared to attend for about 3.5 months, but I still don’t actually know what to expect. I’ve read some wonderful recap blog posts from various attendees from last year and years before, but nobody has the exact same experience in anything in life, so it’s pointless to compare. The only constant that has appeared across the anecdotes and reflections that I’ve read, is that transformational change occurs in some way.
In terms of goals and outcomes from MTH, I have no idea what I am wanting. I also don’t know about making friends at thing conference – large groups of adults are generally discomforting to me, for whatever reason.
Things that I do know: our hotel, The Carolina Inn, is going to be absolutely homey and comfortable, my roommate is sweet and kind already, and that this will be an event like I’ve never experienced before.
I’m looking ahead and looking to grow, and I’m looking forward to telling you all how the conference went. Stay tuned later this week for a recap about the entire MTH experience! Wish me luck.
Love and Light,