We are SEVEN days away from the start of The 2:1 Conference! I’m a little late, but after an extremely busy, blog-neglecting start to the week, I’m joining the pre-conference build-up with a link-up at Bowmania. Steph is doing a great link-up to let 2:1 attendees find out something about each other before the conference, but my *other* special readers might learn something too!
10. I’m flying to the conference, and this is only the second time I’ve flown commercial. In. My. Life.
I’m nervous (especially about the layovers and making connecting flights), but I know lots of people are praying for me, and God’s got it!
9. I’m just me.
If you were expecting something else, you’ll be sorely disappointed. I’m bringing nice jeans, nice but comfy shirts, and a very loud pair of comfy flats I bought this week (because my old faithful pair broke—holes in both).
8. If you have a child with special needs, I’m hosting a meet-up on Saturday night, complete with giveaways, and would love for you to come.
Dress comfortably, grab your favorite snack and drink, and connect with other parents who are sharing the journey. We’ll visit, encourage one another, give away some great books, and enjoy the time together!
7. I like to talk. A lot.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and can’t wait to swap stories with you! I’m glad there’s lots of time to socialize marked out on the schedule!
6. It seems to contradict #7, but I actually like my alone time.
If you see me off by myself, sipping iced tea or a Coke Zero, don’t assume that I’m lonely. I may have pulled aside for a few minutes to process everything. #7 still holds true, though, and the weekend is short. Come on over and start a conversation with me!
5. I’m tall.
You can’t tell in those little avatar pictures, but I’m 5’10” tall. Don’t be surprised when you meet me.
4. We’re wrapping up our fifth year of homeschooling.
I’m excited that we’ve made it this far, and we have some serious spring fever. We’ve already had 163 days of school this school year, so we’ll be wrapping it up in short order after I get back from the conference.
3. I’m from the South.
Please do not be offended if I say things like “Bless your heart” or other stereotypical Southern sayings. I’m not trying to be condescending. That’s just how we talk. (I’ll try not to laugh when I hear you say “you guys” instead of “y’all.”) See #9.
2. I’m not eating sweets much right now.
Please offer (in case I’ve changed my mind), but don’t be upset if I decline. Enjoy your treats, and know that we’ll both be happier if my blood sugar remains stable during the conference.
1. I’ve been praying about this conference for a long time, and I’m excited to see what God is going to do in and through us!
Another HUGE thank you to my wonderful sponsors, Always Icecream/Clever Dragons and Total Yearbooks for helping with my travel expenses! They’re also going to bless you with some great codes for their products!
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