Before I get into my actual travels, this one photo represents the "mom" part of my working mom role. I hate being away from these kids and my cuddly husband, but thank god for Skype and Facetime. You can see how insanely excited I am to see these monsters.
The Mid-Manager Institute was in June (see how horrible I am at blogging) and I got to meet other higher education managers from across the country as we learned new skills and ways to improve our campuses. And TCU was freaking gorgeous. I am totally jealous of private school money. It was also fun to be in Fort Worth - so close to where I spent so much of my childhood.
|Posing with the TCU mascot - a horned toad|
|seriously, this campus is freakishly beautiful - I took this photo from a balcony at their student union - insane|
|My MMI mentor!|
|My MMI roommie!|
SEAHO (Southeastern Association of Housing Officers) is our regional Housing conference - 10 states meet up to talk Housing! Fun times!! It really is, though, and I love reconnecting with other staff who I worked with over the years and have moved on to other institutions. I am also about to rotate off my 3 year appointment as an editor for the SEAHO Report, so I have enjoyed getting to know more people through that leadership role. It was fun being in Louisville!
|I love nothing more than a hotel room all to myself! Cable! No kids! Housekeeping! (but sad empty bed with no hubby)|
|Of course, we had a dinner at Churchill Downs|
|free shot of bourbon - I almost choked - it was nasty|
|Anna!! I miss my Anna!|
TPE (The Placement Exchange) is the huge higher education job market/interview extravaganza. Over 1000 candidates, 500 job postings, it is fun stuff. We were hiring for our professional Hall Director position, so my job was to interview candidates and represent UT. We also had a huge UT Family dinner where we invited over 30 former UT staff to come and all eat together - it was so much fun seeing old faces again!
|Think we stuck out in the crowd of 8 million interview tables? Damn right we did! Go Vols!|
|Me and Nequel being nerds|
|Why would anyone want to work for us? So professional.|
|Holly and Teddi|
|Adam, me, and Kim (love and miss you!!)|
|Matt, me, Holly|
|Kevin, me, Jasmine, Rob|
|Teddi and I explored Baltimore and found Edgar Allan Poe's resting place and his house - and the home of the Orioles, Camden Yards!|
Really, though, the best part of travelling is coming home to my babies. I came back on my birthday and a homemade (green) strawberry (my favorite) cake. I love my job, but I love my family even more!