Finally got my wardrobe for Chicago squared away, but I made two mistakes. I overpacked, and I didn't bring the best shoes. I am now on a mission to find the ultimate in stylish comfort for my next convention. I wore sky high heels to the airport and received a random compliment but in no time flat I had major blisters and was practically limping. Bad way to start a long week on your feet. On Monday night I finally broke out the flip-flops with my evening attire because I just couldn't take the heels and loafers any longer.
My presentation went reeeeeally well. I had a great time meeting and greeting with folks. Got lots of meaningful sales opportunities. I took it easy the first three nights and they stayed out late the last two. the Young Professionals party I hosted was the best we've ever had, with a turnout exceeding 350. Everyone had a blast and a few select photos are up on my Flickr.
The whole week was certainly the vocational recharge I needed. I am hoping we can make arrangements that I can attend a few other shorter meetings this winter/spring, one in Orlando, one in Vegas, and a semi-local one in Galveston. I guess it'll depend on Mike's schedule.
I came home to a visit from my mom and a very sick Alex. Took him in for a flu shot and instead the doctor put him on steroids and round the clock breathing treatments. So we'll see how today goes, there are two local pumpkin fests, a football event at church for Mike, and of course Penn State's biggest game of the year. Go STATE!