got back from chicago a couple of days ago! the trip was something i was super scared, nervous, & anxious about!!
it ended up blowing my mind [haha..no wonder it is called the “windy city”!!]
i faced my fear of public speaking and moderated a panel..twice!! i traveled without my wife and spent nearly a week with people i don’t know very well. i attended panels, poster sessions, and group activities. i danced by myself at the gala! i even got the guts to venture out kn my own in the big city..and loved it so much that i did it again and again!!
the trip was exhilarating and made me feel a tiny bit more confident in myself as an individual–not an easy feat!! i am grateful i got to go, and will never forget this experience. chicago, you will always have a place in my heart!! 💙