The dictionary defines the word preparation as "the state of having been made ready beforehand; readiness; an action done to prepare for something, especially for an event or undertaking." I'm on my way to California to conduct a seminar with AMAG and am aware of feeling both prepared and unprepared. I know that all my preparations in the form of planned activities and teaching materials, logistics of food, housing, etc. are superficial things. The real preparation for the upcoming event is an accumulation of every experience leading up to this moment.