Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Moni's Leaving On A Jet Plane...
The first trip of the New Year for me leaving out of Hobby in a few hours to the chilly Windy City to attend and cover Creating Change 2016. It's not only the third straight Creating Change I've had the opportunity to attend and my fourth overall, it's going to be the first time I've flown into O'Hare since my Air Marshal days.
It's also the first time I'm traveling to Chicago in the winter. I usually despise air travel during the winter months, but gots to do what I have to do to be in the #CC16 house including enduring a connection and DFW layover up and back.
I'm so looking forward to seeing the Chicago peeps who are in attendance, my trans sisters and brothers and 'errbody' else in the national and international TBLGQ community that are traveling by land and air to get to the Hilton Chicago host hotel and other nearby lodging spots in the Chicagoland area starting tomorrow.
But I'm not looking forward to the 40+ degree winter temperature difference between Houston and Chicago.
I need to stop whining about it and count my blessings. The temp will warm up to a high of 31 degrees F by this weekend. Until a few days ago, it was looking like I was going to miss it and moping in Houston about not being there.
Creating Change not only is an event in which we get our learn on and hone our activist skills, it also serves as a big impromptu TBLG family reunion and one in which much of the community's business is conducted during the time everyone is in the Creating Change host city.
But some positive things happened for me over the weekend that made moi being in the #CC16 house possible, and I thank Brock and Ruby in advance for making it happen
Well Chicago, see y'all in a few hours. Save some Giordano's meat lovers deep dish pizza for me.