I am a person of routine; I have to admit that. I like having similar breakfasts every morning and knowing when I am going to do things and in what order. I would like to think I am more spontaneous than that, but the truth is - I want yogurt and fruit or eggs and vegetables in the morning, and I want to have my walk and feed the animals and check out the plants. I am not so stuck that I have to do things at the same time or in the same order, but I do like familiar things.
On the other hand, this conference is amazing! So many ideas - so MANY people - and so much walking, walking, walking (the San Diego Conference Center is ginormous). I didn't do anything I planned to do today - I didn't walk to the church a mile and a bit away. I didn't get up and go to the gym. I didn't find a grocery store and buy yogurt for breakfast. But I did have breakfast with great teachers from my school and I did go to a fabulous session on digital storytelling and walked around and looked at posters and displays from many different schools. I collected what feels like billions of brochures, business cards, and these silly little ribbons which you can stick together - I have "Blogger", "Plays Nice with Others", "I love Edutopia", "I Color Outside the Lines" (my favorite ribbon is "My Brain Hurts")....and I have my eyes peeled for "Trouble Maker". I have filled out every conceivable raffle ticket available and I plan to enter every drawing for a Kindle Fire or an iPad or document camera out there. I can feel that by Thursday, my head is going to be seriously stuffed full of new ideas.