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Monday, May 23, 2005

anticipation

I am really looking forward to attending the conference in DC. Part of the reason we are going is that we used to live there, and we were able to combine the trip with a visit to my brother's family near Philadelphia. I am going to have to come up with other reasons why we need to go to the 2007 conference in Chicago, since we don't know anyone there.

We are arriving early and will be visiting friends a bit before the conference starts. I am also signed up for a preconference workshop on career paths to becoming an IBCLC. As of this moment, with my almost-three-year-old toddler, I can not imagine having a job again, but I think it will take me several years to make it down the path to where I feel comfortable taking the exam. Perhaps by the time I am ready to take the exam, I will also be ready to work outside of the home again. As they say, I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

In April 2003 I attended our area conference. At that point I was stalled in my leader application process and feeling uncertain about whether I was going to be able to be an effective leader. The conference was such a wonderful experience that it convinced me that I had to become a leader, so that I could continue to be around people like the leaders I met at the conference, and so that I had a reason to continue to attend events such as our area conference. I expect that I will come back from the International Conference equally jazzed about LLL, if not more so. Who knows, maybe it will get me off my butt to do some of the fundraising I keep thinking we should do!

2 Comments:

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Suna said...

I think you are right--conferences are VERY energizing!!

Sue Ann

 
At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a reason for visiting Chicago - I can come and join you there! It's only about a four-hour drive from Ann Arbor. Seriously, I would happily come, and maybe by then I'd have reason to learn more :) Plus, Chicago is a really nice city, if you've never been.
-Julie

 

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