I am so excited about this conference. It was lurking in the back of my mind over the past few months, but between finances and school and methadone and all that jazz I never thought it'd happen. Then the thread came up, and things sorta fell into place (with some focused effort, of course). As of today I have a hotel room at the Swissotel, entrance to the Grey's visionary art seminar that Monday, and a plane ticket out of Chi-town. So it seems this thing is happening- how inspirational (I'm not being sarcastic either, lol, it really is inspirational!!)
The hardest part is going to be choosing between the discussions and talks given during the same time slots- I wanna hear them all! And I am a bit disappointed that it does not look like my friend will join me, so I'll be traveling alone to the other side of the world.. but hey I'm always up for an adventure, and I really hope that the DF winners/representatives will keep in touch and be able to support one another and make the most out of all the information presented.
I initially thought I'd only go if I "won," but as the dates have approached, I decided to commit no matter what, so either way I'm officially in and couldn't be more excited!
Thanks also for the kind words and messages of support I've received from several people- it's much appreciated!
peace and love