I am giddy right now.
I got into Boise, Idaho yesterday afternoon for what will technically be my first conference ever.
The conference hasn’t even started yet, but I’ve already gotten so much value out of it.
How’s that possible?
Well, I attended an early-bird meet-up dinner last night with other conference attendees, and left the dinner completely blown away.
Aside from my weekly mastermind group, the handful of people I met at this dinner were some of the most likeminded people I’ve ever encountered.
It was like simultaneously meeting 10 different people that I could see myself being lifelong friends with in the real world.
Suffice to say, it was a profound experience. Maybe this is the norm? Maybe it’s just so new to me? But I can’t wait to see what the rest of the weekend has in store.
Day 1 is today, and it’s jam-packed with more meet-ups, one of which I personally attempted to host at 6:30am at the Downtown Boise YMCA.
Nobody showed up. But it was alllll good!
I honestly didn’t expect anyone to show up. Plus, I got to play basketball and meet a few cool locals that have nothing to do with the conference. So I’m glad I powered through this morning and made it happen. I feel energized for the rest of the day.
Quick, off-topic side note: I feel like an idiot for renting a car.
While I didn’t pay for the rental itself, I will be paying $12/day for parking. This wouldn’t be a big deal if I actually had to drive to various places, but every part of this conference is within walking distance.
I actually think the car may just end up sitting in the hotel parking lot for the entire duration of my stay.
If you’re attending Craft + Commerce in the future, my recommendation would be to pass on the car rental and just take Lyfts/Ubers for the few things that aren’t within walking distance.