Friday, August 18, 2017

Enjoyed NABJ

I have attended the National Association of Black Journalists' convention for at least seven years.

With me really semi-retired, people ask me: "Why go?"

I go because I enjoy the uplifting environment of being around so many intelligent, influential and intuitive black people.

The atmosphere is charged because of the dynamic dialogue, inspired conversations and the connections I make.

So, they are right.  I don't attend many sessions.  I don't participate in many of the workshops. I don't go to the galas.

But, I bask in the connections I create, the friendships I renew and the new contacts I make.

It is an exhilarating experience and I savor the entire experience. And, I go home with a whole set of new connections for friendships and for reaching out for those moments when I retire.

It is so much fun and I look forward to next year in Detroit!