A lesson in editing is one thing that the six students who attended the National ACT Professional Development Conference learned. Not only did we learn how to edit our resumes, we also learned how to edit our travel plans.
After landing at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport around 9:30 a.m. we settled into the waiting area at the gate for our next flight and final destination, Lubbock. The six of us were commenting back-and-forth about how great the weather was and how happy we were to be on our way to the professional development conference, but how we wish we could have time to explore Dallas.
Suddenly, there was an announcement. “The American Airlines flight to Lubbock has been delayed due to weather.” I thought to myself, “It’s not snowing… what’s going on?” About five minutes later there was another announcement. “The American Airlines flight to Lubbock has been cancelled and there are no more flights to Lubbock today. Please make your way to the counter for arrangements.”
Dumbfounded, the six of us darted up to the American Airlines counter. We were bound and determined to get on the first flight to Lubbock on Friday morning. We didn’t want to miss out on any part of the professional development conference!
Although we didn’t want to miss any of the professional development conference- I believe we gained a few life lessons from our edited plans. Six young ladies stranded in Dallas, what would we do?
Making new flight arrangements, finding a hotel, making financial decisions for a new plan, and making the most out of a situation is professional development at its finest. We took a real life situation, handled it professionally, and learned a few things along the way.