It's that time of year again and Grok is in the air. This is my third time attending and I was giddy the whole time during my hour and a half trek up here from Athens.
I wasn't quite able to make it to early registration since my oldest son, Noah, had a baseball game that I didn't want to miss. That and my very pregnant wife will be parenting the three of our kids solo for the next 3 days and I wanted to help her out before my departure. She's an incredible woman and I'm extremely blessed to have her holding the fort down for me.
It's funny the amount of people I talked with tonight who are married with kids. There were a handful of us sitting at a table that counted 22 kids in total between our little group. The dominant conversation tonight was balancing married life with raising kids while still maintaining sanity.
It's funny how you go to a web conference, but really thrive on just being human with other humans, apart from what you do for a living. It's fun to talk shop, and that is a big part of it, but ultimately you just want to belong with other people who are living life, same as you, and learning things along the way.
Tonight was just the pre game. I'm stoked for what the next few days have in store.
Update: This is what was in store.