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PlannerCon 2018, San Francisco Weekend: Day 3

Sunday, March 4

On Sunday, I got a lot of sightseeing done!

…Yes, I did skip out on my workshop session #4: Digital Tricks and Planning –because I questioned the type of practical advice I would be given. It also did not help that this workshop leader gave a speech on Saturday afternoon, and again on Sunday morning.  I was getting an overload from him it seemed. I did support his non-profit for Foster Youth– called Evolve U– on Friday night, and had a nice conversation with one of the Foster Youth.

I also stayed for Sunday’s opening by Louise and got to hear Nicole Rixon from Sweet Stamp Shop speak. Her talk was amazing! She emphasized mentorship and reaching out to others to achieve/seek guidance for your dreams. She KEPT IT REAL, and it made me fall in love with her story and how she got to where she is today.

On Saturday evening, I visited the concierge desk and spoke to a woman named Lai Lei Soo, for information on navigating the downtown San Francisco area. Her advice and suggestions were excellent, which made skipping out on Sunday that much easier. ( In fact, after I’m finish with this blog post, I am going to let Tripadvisor readers know that the concierge desk at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is very informative (this isn’t sponsored or forced)

Per the concierge’s advice, we (soloyolo buddy and I) took a free Hyatt Shuttle to the SFO airport, then got on a Bart towards Powell St. in order to get access to Downtown San Francisco’s Cable Cars.

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We took the cable car all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf where we had lunch.

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From Fisherman’s Wharf, we took a muni (bus) to Japan Town to check out stationery stores and other cute supplies and accessories.

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We then went to Starbucks before heading back to catch a ‘muni’ (this literally means ‘bus’ in San Fran) all the way to Powell St., to catch the BART back to SFO airport for our hotel shuttle.

We got back to the hotel around 8PM and it was a day well spent!

I honesty love San Francisco and it is now definitely one of my favorite cities.

Because Sunday was the last night of PlannerCon, upon arrival at the hotel my buddy and I said our farewells. We both had morning flights, but at different times.

After saying our farewells, my #soloyolobuddy admitted to me that when I asked her about her age in the text message before we got to San Francisco, she thought: “that’s it, I won’t hear back from her again.” So she was shocked when I did respond back and followed up with her.

I was shocked by this admission, since we had an amazing time at #plannercon2018 and in exploring #SanFrancisco. She was also very smart and knowledgeable, so why would I not want to hang out with her because of her age?

After she told me this, I remembered a #quote that I shared two years ago that said:

Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow…” –Unknown

And that, is why it is important to connect with others, regardless of any of these trivial things.

Today during the Plannercon introduction, a Nicole Rixon of @sweetstampshop said to “be your #authenticself, which means to just be you”—and “don’t get being you mean bashing and portraying hate and negativity onto others,” or simply judgements.

Thus, if you are portraying judgements—I do think that it would be hard for you to be able to connect with someone outside of the aforementioned characteristics that you choose to limit your networks to. And connecting with others who are also positive and true to themselves in ways that does not hurt others, is exactly why myself and my soloyolo buddy were able to have such an amazing time.

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Sincerely, Tawm + #soloyolobuddy

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2 Comments

  • Jean | DelightfulRepast.com

    Tawm, I’m glad you weren’t put off by your soloyolobuddy’s age. Many people are simply not interested in getting to know anyone outside their own age group. I’ve always had friends of all ages, so was surprised when a young couple we had invited to our home were having a really good time right up to the point where my husband mentioned his age. I could see the wheels turning in their heads as they did the math and concluded we were way too old for them! They had “OMG, they could be our parents” written all over their faces! Though they had earlier been talking about having us over, we never heard from them again. Oh well. Their loss. They had no way of knowing that we are always the coolest people in the room! 😀

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