I should be going to bed since I am flying back home to Omaha tomorrow, but I’m afraid that if I don’t take the time to do a complete brain dump now, I will lose valuable thoughts that I want to share.
For those who might not know, I’ve been in Seattle all week for the 2005 Microsoft Global MVP Summit, and this last week has been exhausting, refreshing and a complete blast. While the sessions on campus with the SBS Dev team are great – the true value I derive from the summit is not so much the chance to connect with Microsoft as much as the opportunity to reconnect with some of my closest friends – who truly are my second family. We rarely reach a consensus on anything, often argue amongst ourselves, and find that everyone is always passionate about the subject being discussed – so in short, your typical dysfunctional family.
And now that this amazing week is over, I am reminded how hard it is to say goodbye – to know how much I respect this group, how much I enjoy their company and how much I value their insights & opinions, I am left with a bit of a sense of loss . . . I must simply look forward to the next time we will be able to enjoy each other’s company, whenever that may be.
Sun, Oct 2 2005 4:12