About this time last year, I came across a tweet that would change my world. It occurred in a conversation. Here is a snip of what it looked like…
Felix had a crowd sourced funding opportunity. I had not stepped out from behind my Twitter account. It was not like me to seek support this way. But two amazing ladies, Sarah Thomas (@SarahdaTeechur) and Ashley Hurley (@AshleyHHurley) supported me through out the process. As a result, I created this video, Get Tammy to Miami. As you can see, I had help from tons of people around the world.
I don’t write this to shine the light back on me. Quite the opposite. I am writing this so others will see how incredibly valuable that crowd source funding was to me. This was the first time I felt at home among the presenters. Felix and the entire team behind Miami Device made us all feel valued and appreciated. I don’t know who the other 12 were that earned a scholarship. At no time were we singled out. We were part of the event.
In the year since, I have become more bold in my sharing. I am sharing connections with everyone I meet. I’ve presented at a couple of conferences (FETC and ISTE). This year I will also be presenting at Miami Device. I encourage those of you in my PLN that can help with the crowd sourced funding opportunity to do so. You can find out more about it here –> Help Fund A Deserving Educator get to Miami Device.