As I sit in my hotel room working and looking out over the massive Mississippi River, I find myself anxious to see all of my REALTOR® friends and family members from around the world. I’m absolutely energized with the thought of connecting and learning from these committed individuals who are changing lives, as well as changing the landscape of real estate for the future. I can’t say what I’m most excited for, but I know that every moment will bring with it more knowledge, passion, and empowerment, for when I return home to Portland to change the lives of my clients and colleagues, as well as the future of our local real estate community. There is no place I’d rather be than in New Orleans for the REALTOR® party of the year. It’s sure to be another amazing experience in my leadership journey.