It is just within my grasp geographically, but the distance created by my life is keeping me home. Geographically speaking I am precisely 54.4 miles away from RootsTech. Life speaking, I am one wiggly toddler, one busy business-owner husband, one teenage basketball player, one last-year-of-elementary-school-child-who-has-to-be-picked-up-everyday-after-school basketball player, 2 basketball games, 1 practice, and one shift at my local Family Search Center away from RootsTech this year.
The toddler will be old enough for a few play dates, the hubs can take time off and work from home during nap and play dates, the ball players will just have to do without me coaching a few practices and cheering at a few games, the bus can bring home the junior high kiddo, and I can get a sub for my shift at the Center.
Next year, I am going!
I am still sad about this year though. I love the hustle and bustle of a good convention. I love downtown Salt Lake. I love researching in the FHL. I would love to attend as many classes as humanly possible. And I would love to hear Ree Drummond & Stephanie Nielson speak – not because I think they know really very much about genealogy but because I think they are both amazing, interesting, inspiring women. And who knows? Maybe they know a lot about genealogy.
Instead I will gratefully partake in the free classes they are streaming live – schedule found here.
Is anyone going? Wish you were going? Never heard of RootsTech?
If you are going, have a great time. Soak up all that genealogical goodness and spread some my way please!