I took a look at the website for the conference, and began drooling. I began figuring out how I could make it happen...the logistics and finances of getting to Atlanta, booking a hotel room, and childcare while I'm gone. Within 24 hours:
- I had remembered that I had 50K+ in frequent flier miles from Delta, thus ensuring that my flight would be free.
- I had booked a hotel room within walking distance of the conference center, with faith that God would provide a roommate to split the cost.
- I had made arrangements for the kids (mostly involving my mother taking care of them).
- I had told Lizzie that I was "in" to attend the conference.
What's more amazing is how my approach to this trip shows how my mentality has changed. The Patti of two years ago would have either said, "no way" off the bat (because of the cost, the logistics, the risk of being in an unknown place with unknown people) or given up a day or so later because of some sort of obstacle (real or perceived).
The Patti of 2011 saw an incredible opportunity for what it was, decided she wanted to be a part of it, and made it happen.
I don't know this Patti...I don't know this woman inhabiting my body...but I REALLY like her, and I hope she sticks around.