It was time to go home whether I liked it or not. As much as I had enjoyed myself it was time to load up the car and head to geektown. I packed my stuff and then went searching for my new aquaintences, making sure to say goodbye to each of them. Now I'm sure your wondering why I've been calling them aquaintences, well I'm not sure if in the time we had I could say for definite that I had become definite friends with any of them but I like to think I have laid some firm foundations that I could build on in future.
I headed for home after dropping my keys off. The advantage of driving by yourself is you can sing as loud as you want without getting funny looks from anyone else. Well in the car at least. It allowed me a moment of reflection about the weekends events. I had been worried to begin with but my fears had proved to be unfounded. I had, had a great time. If not the best time of any of the three conferences I had been too. Sure I would have loved for my close friends to be there, but being by myself had helped me put more effort into meeting new people and it had worked. I think I can safely say I met more new people at this conference then the past two. It seems the University Saxon who was able to speak to new people with confidence and make friends easier and be more confident in himself is still in here somewhere after all.
I pulled onto the drive at home exactly three days and five minutes after I had pulled out of it. After sorting out my gear I found a nice surprise. Not only had I made friends enough with someone to swap email addresses, someone else had added me to their facebook friends list. It seems I had made some new friends after all.
Thanks for staying with me folks. Thats as they say is that about YSA conference for another year