As I've settled back into routine this week, I've spent lots of hours reliving the events of last weekend. And I've sent Toni lots of messages saying "I wish we'd done this", or "I wish we'd actually spoken to that person instead of just smiled", and while I have no regrets, I'm already setting plans for next year.
I wish I had taken more photos with my big camera. The lighting outside the meeting rooms was amazing. The piles of food were amazing. I'm surprised at the number of people who were annoyed with others for taking photos of the food. By the end of the weekend, I was apologising for taking photos (but I've always photographed the food when I go away), but I really wanted to pull out my big camera.
I wish I had felt confident enough to walk out of a session that didn't meet my expectation. Lots of people said it was ok to walk out, but I paid a lot of money, both for the ticket and accommodation, and at home, and I felt guilty about walking out, especially when lots of others walked out of the same session.
I wish I had said hello to more people. I managed to smile at Vanessa and Gayel and Louisa, and spoke about 3 words to Lucy in the line for the toilet, but I didn't manage actual conversations. The fear of the unknown kicks my butt every time.
I wish I had made note of my ideas as I had them. Despite my instructions to myself, I didn't make notes at the end of every day, and have wallowed a bit this week in the overwhelm. I'm going to spend some time this weekend going over my notes, and writing down stuff as thoughts occur to me.
I wish I had slept better. I'm not the worlds best sleeper at home, but I thought being away from home would allow my brain to relax. And it did to some extent, but it still woke me at 5am most days.
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