I especially love talking to people who are older than me.
Because they can be so wise!
I met this teacher at this conference.
(I will explain the tortures of that conference later).
She is a science teacher.
We decided to hang out outside at the grill.
So we talked.
She shared what she does, and gave me pointers on teaching science.
Which I will always accept those pointers.
Then she started giving me advice on life.
And I am not going to divulge it exactly...
But one thing I got out of it was...
It is good to be independent. But it is good to feel needed and to make another feel needed.
It is okay to be an A-type, but you have to remember to breathe and not worry all the time about what people think.
It is important to stay true to you.
That is the gist of it.
And while it seems cliche.
It is very true.
And I am so glad I got to talk to her.
I met her at this electricity conference.
"Must have been short! How much could one person talk about electricity!!"
THE FIRST DAY WAS NINE HOURS!
THE SECOND DAY WAS EIGHT HOURS!!!
THE SPEAKERS AVERAGED ON 90 SLIDES!
FOUR OF THOSE SLIDES WERE ON THE TRANSPORTATION OF WOOD TO BE PROCESSED FOR ENERGY!!!!
JUST THE TRANSPORTATION!
THAT DOESN'T EVEN INCLUDE THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF WOOD CHIPPING!!!
Everything was so over my head because these engineers were like, "Science teachers!? PERFECT!" And talked in such high language. I zoned through most of it. Got a lot of things typed up that I had been procrastinating.
I even wrote Zac a 6 page letter... and a four page letter the next day... (on what was being talked about... and puns. lots of pus.)
Don't get me wrong.
Some of the science teachers have actually been scientists. They sounded so smart! They kept up with the speakers.
The rest of us... tried...
We got to go on two tours today.
There was WAY too much sitting for my taste.
The first one was AT least an hour of sitting while the guy talked smart jargon about solar panels and the cost and the projections.. Honestly. I don't even know what the projections were for.
Then we went outside for like... 5 minutes.
BUT WE GOT A FREE EXTENSION CORD AND I AM LEGITLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT!!!
Then we went to another place.
We sat for another hour.
But at least we got to walk around the plant.
Unfortunately, again... they talked really smarticle.
Not to mention.
Us teachers were getting very tired and hangry and we all had long drives.
BUT WE GOT GREAT FREE STUFF!
Not gonna lie.
I did this conference, not for the single random masters credit...
I did this conference for the free resources and the electricity plant tour.
And those two things were actually pretty cool!
It was in fact a very very good conference.