Work, Love, Dance

- POSTED ON: Jul 31, 2011

                               

                             

On Sunday, 7/31/11, I'll be driving home from VidCon.
It has been an interesting time, and I can't help but compare
the experience to conferences I've attended in my past.

During my first marriage, I attended a great many church conferences.
During my legal career, I attended a great many State Bar conferences.
This weekend I attended a YouTube conference.

Organizationally, all three conference types have a great deal in common.
The social structure of each type of conference has many similarities,

There is a hierarchy of people. ..the organizers...the volunteer helpers...
the workers...aka industry..those who have made it big,
and those who have a respectable following;
those who want to make a lot of money, those who have fame, those that seek fame,
those that just want to be around fame, and those who just want to have a good time.

This YouTube conference was different than any conference I've previously attended,
in that it was packed with young, energetic people who were wide open to life,
to positive experiences, and to friendship with others.
I enjoyed being around them, and was grateful for their kind attention to me.

My son, the web-genius, had many positive experiences
as he connected with his YouTube friends and acquaintances,
the brief time that we spent together has been pleasant,
and I feel very grateful to my Higher Power for this.

 


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On Jul 31, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
So very glad it was a positive experience.


On Jul 31, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Karen, I have now returned home, taken a nap, and am working at avoiding unpacking my suitcases.


On Jul 31, 2011 TexArk wrote:
Glad you are home safe and sound. We all get to start a new month tomorrow. Maybe we can both get it turned around.


On Jul 31, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks, TexArk. My own maintenance plan calls for some serious low-cal eating for the next few weeks.


On Aug 03, 2011 jhwalk57 wrote:
Went on an extended vacation July 7 - July 22. Intentionally ate whatever ... gained weight. Nearly, 6 pounds. Glad you had a safe fun return. Hopefully, you did not do as poorly with your maintenance as I did -- though intentionally so. Now, I am on weight loss -- not weight maintenance. How quickly one can become the other!


On Aug 03, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             jhwalk, yes, I did very poorly, and although my weight gain was not intentional...my overeating was intentional. Now I am also in a weight-loss phase of maintenance, and my plan is to work very hard to follow a weight-loss food plan until the scale drops back down to the numbers I want to see.

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