It’s Monday night and I checked in and printed out my boarding pass to FinCon two hours ago. I am about to head out of the library but thought I would release some words on here, before packing up my things. It’s FinCon week! I have waited all year for this. If you haven’t attended, you probably won’t understand. That’s alright, I don’t expect you to. It’s one of those- you have to be there types of situations. I still have packing to do- definitely have to make sure I pack an umbrella since it looks like it’s going to rain at some point this week in New Orleans. I have never been to New Orleans so I am excited to explore the city.
I am excited to see my virtual friends in real life again. I tried to save on expenses by sharing a room with a roommate, as I do every year. This year I will be staying with Zina from debtfreeinthree. I have never met her before but I am excited to get to know her. Matlock will be joining me this year at FinCon. I am excited to have her actually experience this weekend with me. I opted for the discounted Super Shuttle ride from/to the airport ($35 RT), so that’s helpful. I am actually really excited to be getting some time away from DC. Being able to stay in a hotel with my own real bed, which gets made by room service and is bigger than a walk in closet is such a nice thing to look forward to. I have been sleeping on a twin size air bed for the past 3 weeks. The airbed isn’t that uncomfortable, but it’s nothing like a real bed with a real mattress. I also will savor not having to share a bathroom with my housemate. Nothing against guys, but unless your OCD, it’s really not the same as sharing with a tidy girl housemate (more about this in a later post). I also bought a travelzoo voucher for a history New Orleans walking tour. I believe it will a ghost tour for two people and it only cost $24!
I am excited to be participating in BHB again this year. I was matched with the infamous, Jeff Goins! I haven’t met him before and enjoy reading his posts, so it should be such a treat to get some 1-1 time learning from him about writing/blogging! Something else that is new is I am the volunteer coordinator this year for FinCon. I hope everything goes smoothly as it has in the past years. I am sure I will be exhausted by next Monday when I fly back, but I already know it will be well worth it! There’s not really a point to this post except for sharing my excitement. Time to get on the metro.