It all started with a nervous teacher (me) that was anxious and extremely excited to get this party started! After a long day of flights, layovers, computer time, and waiting, I finally made it!
I’m not even kidding when I say that as soon as my feet touched the ground in Vegas, I was immediately GIDDY! I felt like I was on cloud nine the entire trip! I couldn’t stop smiling, taking pictures, and writing down ideas! I think I said things like…”This is all too good to be true.”…”I can’t believe this is all happening, pinch me.”…”This is surreal.”…”I am soooo in my element right now.”
The friends didn’t stop there. Two blogger meet-ups, several lunch and dinner dates, and an amazing conference later, I felt as if I had a whole community of friends who speak my language. I laugh at this because I think that we all felt this way! I am beyond grateful for these connections and friendships. It has left me wanting more opportunities for meet-ups! I have a feeling there will definitely be more in our near future!
For me, the conference was the grand finale! This was the day that I was anxiously anticipating the most! The day started off with a keynote from Paul Edelman, Amy Borrell, and Deanna Jump. By the way, I got a picture with the founder of Teachers Pay Teachers, Paul Edelman…crazy, right?
It sounds silly but their words were so motivating and inspiring, they drove me to tears! I feel so proud to work for a company that is lead by people who are good to the core.
I came across this quote on the last morning in Vegas. I thought it was perfect for how I am feeling right now…
As I finish this post and try to wrap my head around the magnitude of this past week, I leave you with this. I am thankful. I am motivated. I am inspired. And…get ready for some amazing things to come your way from me! I’ve got so many big plans…my head is just spinning! My to do lists are crazy long! It’s all wonderful and it is because of you that I was able to step out of my comfort zone, take a chance, and go to this conference. My TpT funds paid my way and made this happen and from the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU! You will never know how much this experience truly meant to me!
If you weren’t able to join us in Vegas this year, plan to be at the TpT Conference next year!