If I had to describe part one of the conference, I would say educational.
I learned so much about childhood literacy from four different speakers, but also the impression that their research leaves on an audience’s biases and prejudices to the extent that those might become stronger or weaker depending on the individual’s political stance.
If I had to describe the evening after part one of the conference, I would say sister.
My big, loving, gracious, patient, understanding, fun, and responsible sister made tonight possible. There’s not enough said about that, so I’ll continue. She and I spent time together for the second night in a row, but also with the company of a few of my friends from the internship/conference. Since she lives here and my friends don’t, in short, she enhanced their night. There’s enough said now.
For being blood and love, I want to thank my sister for being present and flexible tonight. I’m being over-the-top because it’s well-deserved, so using my voice on this small platform in order to heighten how much I cherish and respect her as an individual.
Okay. Okay. You can stop getting emotional now. There are no need for those tears.