D. All of the above?
If you picked D, congrats, give yourself a pat on the back. Why am I all of these things?
It all started the day before Thanksgiving. Our milk inspector K showed up around 4 in the afternoon as I had my last pies in the oven...
And asked if I'd be interested in going to Iowa to the NFO National Convention all expenses paid as a young producer. K then gave me some details so I could decide if I was interested. It runs from the 18-21. They get around 300-500 people usually over the course of the convention. Guest speakers, committee meetings, etc (later found out there is also a dance), the convention pretty much has everything.
Naturally I told him sure I'd love to go. Number one its a huge opportunity. Number two, I didn't take a vacation this year sooo I have about 8 days just sitting there waiting for me to use them for my own delights.
Which lets you know why I am excited. Things had to be cleared through his boss, who apparently suggested K ask me. I have spent the last few weeks very hopeful that I would really get to go. But the lady M who works for NFO that set things up for me sent my confirmation information yesterday for both my flight and hotel. I also have a tentative schedule for the convention itself, which she warned me is only about 1/2 complete so far...I dont know how they can possibly pack anything more into that but it looks phenomenal already.
As for why I am nervous and anxious...I've only flown once before. On a college field studies trip to California. There were 15 of us total. This time I am totally on my own. I'm the only one from NY that is going out except for a couple western NYers that are going out earlier than I am as they are on committees and such that meet before the convention actually starts. On one hand I am sure everything will be fine. M gave me lots of information and she is great about answering all the travel questions I have had. On the other hand, I will be navigating in unfamiliar airports. I'm a terrible navigator, I get lost on the thruway! It only has just so many exits. So hopefully I dont get lost somewhere in Detroit or Syracuse or Cedar Rapids big airports!
I'll fill you guys in with more convention wonders as I find them out. The final schedule is supposed to be out in early January. I can't wait!
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