Day: August 23, 2017

23 Aug

Great Conference Experience

I believe in promoting activism to help spur along important causes, whatever yours may be. I have mine. It takes a village as they say and a multitude of interested parties. I work hard to voice my opinion and concerns; hence I started this blog. Thank you for joining me as an advocate for my concerns. Knowledge is power in this digital world so let’s use all the social media possible, and other forms of communication, to pass the word. Get up and get active is one of my mottos. I made it up!

It is important to feel you can make a difference as fulfilling a role is vital. Without our beliefs, we are mere robots going about our routine daily lives. I look for opportunities and they are ever present. Recently, I attended a national civil rights inference at which I met the most amazing people of like mind. I treasure these experiences and learn so much. I didn’t want to miss a single minute. There were early morning breakfasts followed by lectures, panel discussions, and seminars. Featured speakers drew my attention as did the Q and A sessions. It was time to be heard. At most such conferences, it is designed so that you can ask questions and speak your mind. The afternoon and evening social events make it all that much more meaningful. They often extended well into the night, causing me to go to bed late.

Upon arrival, I read the agenda for the next several days and was immediately worried that I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of everything offered. In that so many occurred right after breakfast, I wanted to be sure I arose in plenty of time. I always used to bring a portable collapsible alarm, but hated the jarring noise. I knew in those days that there had to be something better, and I found it. I bought a small but powerful device, one of the best wake up light models available. I love it enough to share the news with readers. If you travel for business or pleasure, be sure to take one along. You won’t miss anything and will be in a better mood as well. As a result of arriving to all the meetings on time, it was a great conference experience.

By the way, these wake up lights make a perfect gift for anyone who is on the road. Sometimes I add small keychain lights. If you are wracking your brain for ideas, you can make up a packet for a bon voyage party and include powdered soap, miniature tubes of toothpaste, a small fold-up umbrella, and small vials of mouthwash. Forget the shampoo and conditioner as they are provided in every hotel. If the friend is going abroad, a kit of electrical adaptors is a godsend. I like plastic ponchos and rain hats. But I guarantee that among all these products, the wake up light alarm will be the best gift.