To the average person this may seem like a pretty lame excuse to leave it all behind in the exotic midwest to travel across the country, but these things make me a better teacher, which makes me a happier person. Not to mention all of the free contraband art supplies I had to shove in my suitcase for the trip home.
I also had the opportunity to present, which is how I was able to go in the first place. See me with my cute
I'm glad I went and I'm glad to be home. I can't wait to actually look back through my notes and remember all of the amazing things I learned. But most importantly I can't wait to try every one of the umpteen different kinds of roasted coffee beans I brought home shoved between the free clay samples and tubes of acrylic paint.