Hey Everyone – I’ve been waiting to tell you guys a BIG announcement.
So reserve the date: Friday, June 11, 2010. I’ll not only be at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree – I’ll be a speaker!! *Cue the Fun Dance Music*
On Friday, June 11, 2010 I’ll be presenting a class called “Using Your Computer’s Video Camera”. I am so excited about this opportunity. This is going to be a fun and interactive class to help you learn how to use your video camera to benefit your research.
First off – I just want to say that this almost feels unreal. I am in awe and shock that I’ve been asked to do this class – however I feel so much love and support from all of my genealogy friends that I know I do this. I have learned so much from all of you and learned a lot about myself.
Secondly, I did the biggest genealogy happy dance EVER! This is such a dream come true – especially since I’ve been day dreaming of what it would be like to speak to a group of lecturers at a gathering, although I never imagined anything as cool as this. I’ve just never known how to get started and I told myself that I had other priorities to deal with right now, like school and my own research. I also told myself that I had plenty of time to make that dream a reality and possibly a nice side hobby during college and after. But with all of that daydreaming, I never imagined that it would become a reality.
Thirdly, now that I am on the path of my dream, I want to apologize to my family and friends because I can’t stop talking about this. I’ve been asking them for their opinions and ideas and doing brainstorms with them already – and honestly it is only going to get much, much worse. My wonderful boyfriend put it perfectly: “Wow – combining your two favorite things: teaching and genealogy. The only way this could get better for you is if you taught the genealogy of Harry Potter”. I must admit, he is very true. (But seeing as Harry Potter is a fictional character made up by the genius J.K Rowling, unfortunately, that dream is not likely to become a reality).
Finally, I can’t wait to see all of you in person again at the Jamboree! I had such a blast with you guys last year. We are going to need to make some pretty cool plans for hanging out between sessions and do that Geneabloggers dinner again.
Just remember – I can’t sit at the bar for drinks so lets make plans to sit at a table so I can order a Shirley Temple.