It has been three weeks since I got home from The 2:1 Conference. I have struggled with illness before the conference and after. I think I’m finally on the way to a full recovery, so it’s time to share what I learned at the conference. When I reflected on what I learned at 2:1, I was actually surprised. What I expected to learn and what I learned were very different, and what I came home with was better than what I anticipated! There’s no way for me to share everything I learned at the conference, but these are a few things that really stand out:
- The women I’ve developed online friendships with over the past couple of years are just as wonderful in real life as they are online. I was privileged to spend this weekend with them.
- “Comparison is the death of contentment.” Rachel Martin
- From notes I read from Rachael Carman‘s last session (while I was flying home): “Choose JOY!”
- Many of the authors and companies of homeschool books and products I admire are very nice, approachable people. (No “celebrity” attitudes!)
- It’s more important to manage myself than my time. Heidi St. John
- “Learning is discipleship!” Heidi St. John
- My identity is in Christ. Rebecca Ingram Powell (Yes, I already knew that, but sometimes I need a reminder.)
And a few things I learned about myself while flying halfway across the country by myself:
- With God’s help, I can navigate the world’s busiest (and perhaps largest) airports with the assistance of kind people He puts in my path.
- It may have only been the stuffy head, but I think it’s best that I take motion sickness medicine when I travel by plane.
- Planes have infomercials in print form.
I would like to thank Always Icecream / Clever Dragons and Total Yearbooks again. Without the help of these wonderful sponsors, I wouldn’t have been able to attend The 2:1 Conference, and I know I was supposed to be there this year!