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Orlando Conference

After all my chatting about leaving traveling behind me with my new job...I traveled this week.  But don't worry, it's just a coincidence.  I will be traveling, but approximately 4 times a year, rather than 4 times a month.  This week, I was in Orlando at a conference.  And let me tell you:  traveling for conferences are much more fun than traveling to in-service in hospitals!

#1 After many months of no sunshine, we had a little time to soak some up.  Which was beyond lovely!  I never thought to travel with a swimsuit at my old job.  There was never time.  But Monday the girls told me to absolutely bring my swimsuit.  I followed directions and briefly got to use it!!!
clearly i have no idea what i need for warm weather.
i did not pack sandals or sunglasses
I met more peeps from my new company, in different departments, which was wonderful.  And it was interesting to hear about their experiences.  Talk about being thrown right into dynamics or drama...work a conference the first week :)  

One night we went over to Downtown Disney, which I don't need to go back to, but I'm glad i saw it and it was enjoyable.  (i also learned downtown disney is not connected or close(?) to actual disney.)

Kat Cole was the key note speaker and she was good!  Such a good speech.  She walked out on the stage and I thought...'Wow!  She's so young!'  And she killed it.  

I love this dress from Madewell because it goes so easily from day to night (at Downtown Disney)!

And jeeze the sponsored after-party was amazing!  Well.  Let me start at the beginning.  The last night they had a reception on the little concrete island on the resort.  They had a live islandish band and it was super fun, although they wanted to card me.  After I explained I'm 27 and with the support of some of the members behind me, they ended up serving me.  Come on.  Then there was about an hour about 7 of us headed to hang out outside before heading to the sponsored after-party.  It was like a rave or something.  And very unexpected.  They gave out these white baseball caps for everyone to wear, which I did not want so I didn't take one on the way in...they literally found me in the bar and gave me one so I had to wear it.  Everyone was wearing these strange white baseball hats.  So funny.  Then we most definitely got our dance on!

Many members put these I heart Lawyers ribbons on it jest.  Of course, I actually meant it so I wore one with pride.  
At the last night party some guy said, "You don't actually love lawyers."  
I said, Yes, I actually do..pause for dramatic build...my dad's a lawyer & I love him very much.
Guy: "Oh"  
Me: "I guess I could edit it to say I heart a lawyer."

In other news, one of my new co-workers works for some make-up place on the side and I told her, "great because i have no idea what i'm doing, you can teach me."  She said, "You have such a great complexion.  I can't wait to teach you."  
I'm going to see her everyday.  No pressure ;)

p.s. Sounds like this year, I'll be visiting Toronto, San Antonio, and Nashville for conferences.  
I don't think I've ever been to Toronto.  Wait, is that where you board cruise ships to Alaska.  Then yes.  Clearly, I have no idea the geography of Canada.  
And I haven't been to Nashville in quite awhile.  
San Antonio.  Yep, done that.

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