Happily, I’m sitting in the Dallas-Love airport on the way back to Kansas City. The ACUHO-I conference was spectacular, but as with each and every time I travel, I’m ready to be home. I really enjoy going to conferences, especially ACUHO-I. I get to learn new things at sessions, reconnect with old friends, and network with professionals I’ve never met. As much as I always look forward to ACUHO-I, I’m always happier to return home.
The fact is (which will surprise absolutely no one), I’m happier at home with my family than I am anywhere else. Call me boring, introverted, dull, etc. – that’s fine, you’re probably right. While I enjoy visiting new places, NOLA wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. While I enjoyed seeing some historic spots in the city, my enjoyment was tempered by what I saw on Bourbon St. It’s certainly not fair to judge a locale by the audacity of it’s most infamous district, but I couldn’t wait to get my rear back to the hotel after a half hour down there.
So tomorrow it’s back to the grind. Well almost anyway. In the morning I have a lovely breakfast meeting with the GRE. The application to a Ph.D. program is on the horizon, and my previous score expired several years ago. So tomorrow is the GRE. For now, it’s getting home, a quiet dinner, and then some catch up time with my son and partner.
Best part of my trip. By a landslide.