Today I will take a leap of faith, right across the country to Anaheim. Tomorrow I will rub shoulders with the great minds in the field of business academia - those I wish to call peers one day. I have never been to such an event, at least not one of a scholarly nature, so I will begin learning almost from the moment I arrive. Hopefully by the end of the week, I will have made a few connections, maybe even formed some relationships, and probably learned enough to make my head spin. I am excited. Energized, even. The feeling of the unknown compels me forward. I just hope I can sleep tonight, which always seems hard the first night in a hotel anyway. A new day will dawn, a chapter will be opened. Am I being overly dramatic? Probably. It just feels like the moment before the curtain rises on the second act of a musical to me. Too bad the symphony didn't show up to add to the effect.
P.S. I cannot promise that I will have a chance to blog at all this week. My laptop's power cord is on the blink, so unless I find one somewhere that will substitute, I am unsure whether my computer will work. If I can, though, I'll try to share my thoughts, and if I can't I'll do my best to summarize them when I return.