SOBCon ’08 is looming large – if ONLY I could go! Time is my enemy, but I shall prevail! Over the past few months, I have been working towards a few changes in life to make room for.. well, everything! This meant giving up some vices, scaling back in a few areas and practicing the word ‘No’ a few more times than usual (sorry Michael, you were the first victim, please forgive 🙂
To that end, last week I did a post about my SOBCon ’08 registration. With everything I have on my plate at the moment, I don’t want to repeat the last year when I didn’t have time to breathe – – scaling back on a few things became a priority. I’m giving away my $450 SOBCon ’08 registration to someone who will get as much out of the even as I had hoped to. Giving it away makes me feel good – like I’m investing in a community that has given me so much.
I had a small group of people express their interest. Seeing how it was such short notice, and all (the conference is May 2-4) – I wasn’t sure if anyone was going to bite. I had 6 people who voiced their interest in the conference — and the choice was difficult. If I could, I would send all 6… but alas, I only have one registration, so I did it the ol’ fashioned way.
I put all the names into a hat.
I reached in.. my fingers fell on several pieces of paper at first. A little shuffling around…. turning and mixing – – those fingers finally settled on one. I pulled it out and opened it up.
Amy from Earnest Parenting is the winner of my SOBCon ’08 registration. Congratulations, Amy!! Drop me an e-mail at lisa AT lisasabin-wilson DOT com just to confirm your intention to attend (if I don’t hear from ya, I’ll have to dip back into the hat again).
Amy did a very nice post about why she wants to go to SOBCon ’08. You can read about it here.
Here’s a few snippets:
…because I know I can learn an amazing amount from the people putting on and attending the conference. Iâ€™ve been writing this blog for about ten months now, and have goals and aspirations to be a professional blogger. In fact, my plans for a cyber-empire are well underway. Bwahahahahaâ€¦
..Do I have something to offer the SOBCon attendees? Well, Iâ€™d be a very attentive learner and Iâ€™d use my experience to build a better blog in the hopes of meeting the goals I listed above. Iâ€™m a teacher at heart, and I also love to learn. Getting to share that learning with the world is a pleasure. I can share those loves, my enthusiasm, and my laughter with conference goers….
So, stop by Amy’s blog and wish her well! Amy, I hope to see you – – and all the SOBCon’er at SOBCon09!
What a GREAT way to start a Friday!
Disclaimer: Prior to my entry giving away my SOBCon08 registration, I did not know Amy. I was introduced to her through my give away.. lest anyone thing there was any favoritism going on here. Heh