Last week, I was in Puerto Rico, speaking all-day at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez (on the Western side of the island). I’ve gotten pretty tired of traveling over the past year, but this trip reminded me of what I loved about doing all this in the first place. The whole experience was fun for me, and, while speaking all day is always exhausting, it was less so thanks to the energy of the audience. The academic librarians I met in Puerto Rico were wonderful; so warm and welcoming and generous. One librarian and her husband were kind enough to take me hiking in El Yunque rainforest and to show me around San Juan. I usually get to meet great people when I speak at conferences (where I don’t already know people), but this time, I feel like I actually made friends. I was really blown away by their warmth and by the beauty and culture of Puerto Rico. I definitely plan to come back there soon and bring Adam this time. While I’m still not going to travel as much as I did before, this trip definitely brought back my travel mojo.
Thanks to everyone who helped organize my trip and who attended the conference. It really was a pleasure!
It’s was wonderful share with you our island. Thanks for your comments and you are welcome. For us was a pleasure to organize the trip and attend the conference. See you soon…
It was our pleausure having you in the Island. It was a great conference day and you are brilliant, wonderful and sweet speaker. Thank you very much !
P.D. We love our Liz too. She is awesome!
Everyone that attended the conference enjoyed and learn a lot. Even though there were technical problems you were gracious enough to continue and make the experience worthwhile. We sure hope to have you back again.
My congratulations to our colleagues in Mayaguez, particularly to Liz, Dr. Mari Mutt and Jaquelina.