So I decided to do something very big and brave last month.
I submitted class proposals as a presenter, for a new national poly conference that is taking place in November.
I did it as an exercise in facing fears, and in seeking out things that I want but might feel outside of my comfort zone. I almost fell over when I was asked to present. Maybe I shouldn’t admit that, but I’m not a girl who has any kind of swagger or game, and I’m both incredibly excited and slightly nauseous when I think about it. Mostly excited. (I don’t think I’ll actually throw up.) I’m speaking on things that I’m passionate about, and I’m thrilled to be able to have the chance to absorb the energy of a group of proactive, open-minded and loving poly community.
I hadn’t mentioned a word about this to Special Man until after I committed to be there. He looked at me like I was joking when I told him about it. “Why couldn’t it be in Hawaii?” he said. I asked him if there was a chance he could take some time off of work and travel with me to the conference, thinking that it would be difficult for him to do so, but it turns out that he’s coming with me and is really looking forward to the whole event. Neither one of us have been to Ohio before, and I think there’s going to be some incredible information shared, and I’m happily bouncing in my seat thinking about meeting all sorts of fantastic new people.
What strikes me about this conference is that it appears to be amazingly well organized, and downright fun. The producers are experienced and enthusiastic, and I love the interactive emphasis on the entire weekend.
For more information head on over to http://www.beyondthelove.org and poke around a little. Let me know what you think, and if you are coming, I definitely want to know so I can look for you!