I flew to Florida on Saturday for the National Association of Senior Move Managers annual conference, and I could not wait for the beautiful weather. Pittsburgh has been rainy, cloudy, and gloomy – so the Florida sunshine was welcomed!! We landed in Florida and I was supposed to take a shuttle bus to the resort, but there was a mix up and I ended up taking a town car over to the resort. I was definitely okay with that! I even got to ride over to the resort with another conference goer who happened to have read my book and recognized me, which was really neat.
We arrived at the beautiful Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. I had to take some photos because this resort was just breathtaking!
Ophelia found the selfie spot!
I got checked into my room, refreshed, and headed down to the opening night reception. I had a lot of fun meeting new people and seeing familiar faces as well. Ophelia got to take her photo with many vendors and learn about new products to help in the Senior Move Manager world. I will be following up with more information on these products in posts to come – there were so many neat vendors and products at the NASMM conference!
Ophelia spun the wheel and won a prize!
Sunday started the real fun with the educational sessions. I attended a few classes, and it is so amazing that no matter if you have been in business 1 year or 20 years, you always learn so much. I gained a lot of knowledge to bring back to Organization Rules and am excited to use it in my business.
Sunday also was very fun because I treated myself to the spa! Going to the spa is one of my favorite things to do on vacation and since a conference provides a mini vacation, I figured, why not? The Sawgrass Marriott Spa was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed a massage and loved being able to get some relaxation in during my time in Florida.
Monday continued with more educational classes. Above is Jill Yesko of Discover Organizing, one of my dear friends, presenting on “Cleaning Houses = Cleaning Up.” Ophelia and I continued to check out the vendor booths as well and had some fun taking photos with everyone!
The Downsizing Divas!
Tuesday was time for Jill Yesko and I to present on Rightsizing the Stay@Home Client. We had so much fun sharing our experiences and incorporating NASMM@Home principles into all Senior Move Managers’ businesses.
Sadly, Tuesday was also time to go back home. Ophelia and I had such a great time at the NASMM 2018 Conference – we saw a lot of familiar faces, met new people, learned more about the Senior Move Manager industry, and we are excited to share more with you in future blog posts about the vendors and products that we saw and learned about at the conference.
I already miss the warm Florida weather, but we are looking forward to the 2019 NASMM Conference in SAN DIEGO!