Friday, July 8, 2016

Flashback Friday - Viva LasVegas 2015


Today I realized two things NUMBER ONE - Exactly one year ago, I was walking down the Vegas Strip with a group of teachers laughing, dancing and having a great time. NUMBER TWO - I realized that I never blogged about it (insert shocked emoji here).  So for Flashback Friday, here are some of my pictures from #TPTVegas2015.
This was my second time going to the SDE conference and the first time that I attended the TPT conference, so I was in Las Vegas for a week.  Thanks to a grant from Donors Choose, I was able to pay for half of the trip which was great because let me tell you, Vegas ain't cheap people.
SIDENOTE ~ How cute is this shirt from A+ Images.
As much as I loved attending sessions where I got to learn from some of the best of the best, by far my favorite part of these conferences was getting to connect with some of the teachers that I have met over the years either through blogging or Instagram.
#SeeingOldFriends  #MakingNewOnes
#FinallyMeetingIRL  #SmilesAllAround
#ComeTogetherGoFurther  #TheTPTWay
#SoMuchTalentAllInOneRoom  #SomeOfTheSweetestPeopleAround
This year TPT will be hosting their annual conference in Orlando which is right in my backyard. I'm looking forward to listening to the keynote speakers because they are always motivating.  I've registered for some great sessions to help me with branding and expanding my TPT business.  But what I'm really looking forward to is seeing my friends and connecting with people from around the country.
#SurroundYourselfWithPeopleWhoLiftYouHigherAndWhoAlsoMakeYouLaugh

Although it would be nice, chances are I will never build my TPT store up enough to be listed with the top 100 TPT sellers, and that's alright with me.  The connections that I've made through social media are what helps me to become a better teacher with happy students.  In the long run that's all that really matters.


If you are coming to the TPT Orlando conference, leave a comment below.  I would love to connect with you there.  If you would like to see even more pictures from my Vegas adventures, you can find them on my Instagram feed by searching the hashtag #simpsoninvegas.  Until next time...
SHINE ON everyone