Sunday, March 20, 2016


Take your PASSION and MAKE it HAPPEN!

Teaching is HARD.  …and let’s be real, we regularly feel complete underappreciated for the time and energy we give to our passion.  …and before this weekend, I was feeling pretty over it. 

…but, then everything about this weekend was exactly what I needed to be rejuvenated for the rest of the school year.  I LOVE teaching and I love surrounding myself with other teachers who LOVE teaching as much as I do; teachers who are passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated to what they do.  I cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend!  AND, I was able to spend it with two of my favorite coworkers. Brittany @ [Nifty in First Grade] and the event planner herself, Holly @ [Mrs. Ehle's Kindergarten Connections].

EVERYTHING about this weekend was amazing, but here are a few of my favorite parts…
Kim Bearden.  I really feel like Kim and I should be best friends, because I really just love everything this woman has to say.  “It’s not what happens to you that defines who you are, it is what happens THROUGH you.”  As teachers we have the opportunity to uplift our students each day; to inspire them and make a difference in their lives.  …of course that can be challenging when we aren’t feeling all that uplifted ourselves, so “be intentional about surrounding  yourself with people that fuel your soul.”

These are just a few of the people that fuel my soul.  I was so blessed to be able to spend the weekend with them and to meet some new friends as well.  …and it is so incredibly lame that we probably won’t see each other until the next meet-up.  (We should probably do something about that…)


oh, and I WON $100 gift card for [Tieks]!!  There we so many amazing sponsors that went out of their way to share some love with teachers.  I brought home some FABULOUS teacher swag, but I am definitely most excited for my first pair of Tieks.  …now I just have to decide whether I go for the classic black look, or live life on the edge and go for a fun color.

…and then there was the EPIC 80’s party complete with one, awesome FLASH MOB!  (I still think it would have been equally fun to leave Amanda out there all on her own, but this was definitely one of the best parts of the weekend!! LOVE YOU, GIRLS!)

I am so BLESSED to be a teacher, and this weekend reaffirmed that I am doing exactly what I should be doing with my life!  Take your passion, and make it happen!!
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