This post was inspired by fellow slicers Leigh Anne Eck and Elisabeth Ellington. I’m at the Virginia State Reading Association’s annual conference and thought that this format would be a great way to think about my experiences.
Today is the second day of the Virginia State Reading Association’s annual conference.
Tomorrow is the last day of the conference and I’m not ready for it to end.
Today I had the opportunity to meet Josh Funk, Kate Messner, Phil Bildner, Greg Neri, Lamar Giles, Jordan Sonnenblick, Sarah Darer Littman, Jacqueline Jules, Natalie Dias Lorenzi, and Kim Norman. I was reminded again of how kind and generous authors are and how willing they are to connect with their audience. The memories that I’m making this week and the inspiring presentations have empowered me as a teacher and a person.
Tomorrow, I will have the opportunity to meet Katherine Applegate, Jess Keating, and Penny Kittle. Today I wore shoes that made my feet hurt after a while.
Tomorrow, I will wear more comfortable shoes.
Today I enjoyed the conference with colleagues from school.
Tomorrow, they will leave to return home and even though I’ll see them on Monday, I’ll miss them!
Today I enjoyed cruising through the exhibit hall and discovered so many books that I need to have on my bookshelves.
Tomorrow, the exhibit hall will be closed, so my wallet will be able to rest.