I love the unconference format.
I find so much value in taking an issue and hashing it out with a small group of people on comfy chairs with wine or coffee. I love it when I can offer ideas to others. I love it when one idea leads to another and we end up somewhere unexpected. I don't love it when someone has an idea I hadn't thought of or when their idea rocks a "truth," or something close to it, for me.
This is when I start to think.
It's not pleasant. It's not comfortable. It's questions, doubt and maybe even a temporary loss of spirit. It is what it is and, while I know that this too will pass, I hope it doesn't pass too quickly.
This is when I grow.