During my first year at Interactive, one thing that was stressed to me by several people was that I should pick and attend a conference. I chose An Event Apart. I had been to An Event Apart in the past (once in Washington, DC, and once in Atlanta, GA) and knew it was a quality event with a great set of speakers. But, which one should I go to?
Several events were sold out and the events that remained weren’t that close to me. Wherever I went, I’d have to travel to get there. So, why not the west coast.
I was born in Salem, Virginia in 1986. I grew up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina. I moved to Raleigh for college in the mid-2000’s and never left. I like it here.
Until 2014, I’d only travelled as far as a car would take me (a family vacation to Orlando, work trips to Rhode Island and Milwaukee — never anywhere further from home than that). But, last year, I boarded a plan for the first time. Then a second time. Then a third. …
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