Well, I’ve got my ticket, booked my room, and so I’m headed down to Atlanta in June!
What am I talking about? Well, Atlanta Poly Weekend, of course. I first went when I was living down in Atlanta, and made friends with some of the people involved with it, and have enjoyed my experiences there.
And now that I have a real (as in, you know, adult) job, I can do things like spend a weekend in Atlanta, hanging out with a bunch of awesome people and hopefully having a lot of fun without worrying about it too much. After a few years of employment concerns, it’s really nice to have the freedom to be able to do these things, and I appreciate it much more after having struggled for a while, financially.
Also, I’ll get to see Steph while down there, from whom you can get these wonderful PolySkeptic–themed gifts (I almost always wear mine, here’s her storefront). Because she’s far away, I don’t get to see her very often (although we talk pretty much every day), and conferences like this allow me to see far-away people.
I’m looking forward not only to the warmer weather which is coming, but trips over the next few months which will allow me to see loved ones, listen to some good talks, and to hopefully make new friends.
If you plan on going, feel free to stop me and say hello. I’m a bit shy, reticent even, but I am friendly.
In any case, I look forward to a great conference this Spring. I hope to see some of you there!