OK, so adventure seems like a strong word to use here, but whatever. Anything can be an adventure, right? :)
I'm on my way (or, at least I will be soon) to the financial workshop I mentioned in my last post. Whee. I finally got in touch with someone who would tell me where I needed to go when I got there, so that helped me out tremendously! Now I know where to check in and where the thing is going to be.
I've realized that I am not as laid back as most people would be about attending something like this, or at least that's the impression I'm getting. I don't like not knowing what I'm supposed to be doing! If this were a vacation or something I wouldn't care. I don't worry about about schedules for that kind of thing. However, someone paid for me to go to this workshop and I'd rather not be moseying in two hours late to something because I'd been circling the compound, going from building to building asking where I'm supposed to be. It's been 17 years sense I've been to this place, and since I was in a big van with a bunch of other teenagers, I wasn't exactly paying attention to what was going on when we got there.
I think I'm way more anxious about this sort of thing than I need to be, honestly. Part of it is that I don't tend to drive long distances by myself very often (and ever since I ended up in that person's barn, I'm not sure I trust the GPS completely.) The next part is that I'm worried it'll all be over my head. Damnit, Jim, I'm an artist, not an accountant! What if I can't retain anything? The other part is that I'm a complete flake and I'm worried that I'm going to do something dumb. That probably speaks volumes about my self esteem, but seriously, I do dumb stuff all of the time without realizing it and I don't want to do anything that reflects badly on my church. I'm rarely ever appropriate, especially when I get awkward, and since I'm going to be in a room full of people I don't know, I'm going to get awkward. Oy. Can you get excommunicated from the Southern Baptist Convention?
This is the first time I've ever traveled for work, for any reason. I've never even stayed in a hotel by myself before, so this is a whole new thing for me! All I want is to get there and back safely, and hopefully learn the hastared computer program/financial stuff in the process.
Anyways, so there you go! Keep your fingers crossed for me! I'll either come back a tiny bit more comfortable with the idea of dealing with our church's finances, or I will have been chased from the place with torches and pitchforks.
Of course, maybe I'll just skip the whole thing and make a detour to Auburn to watch football with some friends. Would that be so wrong? :)