Do you ever get to that point in the year when you are exhausted and feel uninspired? I was there two weeks ago, but then I went to the Spring Teacher Retreat in French Lick with 200 of my closest teacher friends. I left the retreat feeling inspired and re-energized for the rest of the school year.
First of all, when you are in the car for six hours and it seems like two because you are chatting so much with your blogging bestie, (Heidi from Flipping for First) you know the weekend is going to be amazing.
If you have not been to this meet up, then believe me when I say it is a MUST do! My sweet friends Holly and Brittany put on an amazing event.
Our theme this year was “Take your passion and make it happen.” It is amazing to be with 200 other people who are just as passionate about their job as you are about yours. It just ignites that fire within you.
I have to say that my biggest takeaway from this event was this quote from Kim Bearden: "Build relationships that fuel your soul!" That is what this weekend is all about. We need to surround ourselves with people who lift us up not bring us down.
During our daytime event, we had some very generous sponsors spoil us with some amazing swag.
I am beyond excited that I won a year subscription to ESGI! I can’t wait to get started with that. I know it will make doing assessments so much easier and less time consuming.
In the evening, we had an EPIC 80’s party. Where else can you see Madonna, Richard Simmons, Tom Cruise (times 2), Axel Rose, and Pee Wee Herman all in one room?
I think my favorite part of the 80’s party was the fact that we are able to pull off our flash mob successfully. It was so much fun.
My other favorite part was the amazing photo booth provided by GoNoodle. I have all my pictures from that booth hanging by my computer at school so I can always just look at them and smile.
On Sunday morning, we got together for one last picture and good-byes.
I love these girls and I am so glad I got to spend so much time with them this weekend.
Our AMAZINGLY GENEROUS sponsors donated over $15,000 in prizes and giveaways!