And it’s like I never left. Except that I did leave. And it was awesome. The conference was fantastic- I got to meet some of my long time colleagues, eat some truly wonderful food, dance to a band I’ve never heard of but were evidently famous in the 70s/80s, sleep in a gorgeous hotel room with huge ceilings, take a 2 hour tour of an incredible city, watch too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on NetFlix, read some very good books and meet some cool people on the plane. I came home energized and so enthused about what I do for a living.
And it was all really, really amazing and I’m so glad I went. And when I got home, I was picked up at the airport and whisked off to baseball practice and just like that- BAM– I was back in my life. Except today, the Hubs made the kids lunches while I showered. And I was told numerous times by everyone how much they missed me. And all that makes me think that I need to go away for a week a bit more often just to keep my family on their toes.
I’m so glad the trip went well! I think the best part of the getting away is the coming back. I was pretty good there for awhile about heading to my sister’s every six months for a long weekend…I can tell I haven’t made time for it in awhile. I think my family could maybe use a tiny reminder of why they like my being around 😉
Also, I noticed on your Goodreads that you read The Kindness of Strangers. Was that not one of the MOST disturbing books ever? I generally forget most books as soon as I finish them (even if I love them) but that one has sort of haunted me ever since. Ugh.
I agree…a trip to CA may be needed in your future. You know, if it wasn’t for that whole 3rd trimester of pregnancy thing. 😉
And yes- that book stuck with me as well. It was recommended by a friend and she lightly glossed over the subject matter. So I grabbed it for the trip, not really even bothering to read the book jacket. While I certainly was engrossed, it made me sit there and examine each and every one of my friendships just to make sure!