The conference is about 9,000 people big and there are so many sellers there that are giving away so many little freebies. Below is a glimpse of some of the things I received over the last 3 days. Free stuff is always fun right?!
BUT I don’t really care about all that. You see that yellow ribbon on my name tag that says “Certified Professional” ….yeah, that’s me . That’s what I care about. I have been working with this program for almost 15 years and have only “thought” about getting certified the past, maybe, 2 years. This year they were offering free certification tests so I finally decided to take the plunge the first night at AU. I was very confident walking in, hello 15 year’s experience and guess what …I failed. I was sooooo…… bummed! I was going to give up and pretend I never took the test in the first place but we were allowed to try twice. I seriously debated but decided “what have I got to lose”. So the second night I walk in, nervous as heck, and I passed!!
I took it slow, I triple checked my answers and even went back to questions that I was really stuck on. I never really thought of being certified as a big deal but I’m so excited I took the test and now I can confidently say I’m a professional…lol… silly, I know.
Besides the AU stuff we got to stay at THEhotel. All the rooms are suites so it was really nice. Unfortunately my schedule was jam packed so I didn’t get to actually enjoy the room (maybe I’ll get to take a swim in the tub before I check out on Friday). But my husband and Babe came along with me, so they took advantage of the room more than I did.
I can’t wait to get back to my regular schedule and catch up on my blog reading!