The excuse is? ….
- Not making time
- Nothing to say
- Inhibited to say anything
- No adulation
- Too much to do, not enough time
7, 132, 546 ….
This spring and summer my travel schedule sucked. When I first started the job 6 years ago, the schedule was out on the road 2 weeks, home 2 weeks. It was a great schedule for me. Last year they changed it to one week out, one week home. I hate, hate, hate that schedule. It means every weekend you are cleaning/packing to leave – or cleaning/unpacking upon return.
A continually delayed project launch played havoc with either travel scenario. February and March saw me traveling the one week out, one week home schedule. April I was home for 3 weeks. May, gone 1 week, home a week. June, home a week, gone a week, national seminar the following one week, a week of scheduling and then on the road for 42 days. Yep that’s right, I left July 23rd and retuned on September 8th. That about covers reasons 7, 1, and 4.
Where did I go? I started in
Somehow last year it was easy to travel and blog. This year? Not so much. It was high-stress traveling as I was dealing with the delayed product, which turned into a cancelled product – then into a limited release product. (Hence the ever changing travel schedule.) By the time I arrived at a hotel each night …. (did you get that, almost ALWAYS a different town/hotel each night) ….I was either; mentally worn out, tired and hungry, committed to dinner with a client/friend, working like mad to make sure all the data was set up for the next training session – or beta testing the product that doesn’t/didn’t work.
Despite that, there were some bright spots on the trip. On my way from
Another stop found me honored to be one of the first visitors to a just purchased a hide-away retreat on
The side-trip to Perdido Key was once again restful and restorative. My only disappointment was only cooking one meal and missing out on a trip to Joe Patti’s to purchase great seafood. We spent most of our time under an umbrella reading/snoozing.
During my one weekend in
Over a weekend in north
I was glad to return home. Lucky for me, I had someone staying in my house for 4 of the 6 weeks I was gone, so the spiders hadn’t overtaken too much of the place. Returning home brought several dinner party obligations, an office move, attending the symphony and the touring production of The Lion King.
Which just about catches us up to date, doesn’t it? Now we’ll see if I’m more consistent in the weeks to come.