In some ways I'm glad the wireless was too wonky for me to bother with posting every night. Instead of staring at my computer screen, I was out with lots of great people, sharing stories, laughing, and generally having a great time! A shout out to Matt, April, Kirt, Kyle, the entire orange team and many more. I met some really great people that I hope will become lifelong friends. Thankfully, some of them aren't so far away. I wish others were closer. But there's always the Internet!
I think the metaphor for how I feel right now can probably be summed up in a drink I had the unfortunate opportunity to have last night (curse you Kirt!): vodka and red bull. I feel that interesting combination of being extremely tired and incredibly energized. I really feel a renewed interest in moving my career forward and developing myself. I feel more positive than I've felt in a long time and I hope to keep that attitude for a while to come.
I'm going to blog some of the specifics on the other blog as soon as I get home and can collate my notes. Anyone in Higher Ed Administration (cough, cough) or IT might be interested and might be interested in attending the institute itself. It's completely worth it. I haven't had this kind of experience since probably college orientation or summer camp. Seriously, it's that fun.