Hello to Emily’s readers, it’s Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns! When Emily asked if I was interested in participating in this series, I thought it would be interesting to record what all happens on a day when I am traveling for work. This trip to
5:30 – Wake up in hotel room, get ready for work while listening to Pandora
6:30 – Check out of hotel, stop by Starbucks for the mandatory pumpkin spice latte that will help me get through the long day at work. Get a fruit cup with the hopes this will sustain me through the day (I usually eat eggs for breakfast).
7:15 – Get settled into a random desk. Overheat and sweat profusely because this office is hot, it is unseasonably warm in
Chicago, and I am wearing a wool dress with tights (it was cold when I packed, I never imagined it’d be so warm in ). Hook up laptop, fan myself, consider ditching cardigan (but don’t because I am wearing a sleeveless dress). Check in with my boss. Chicago
So I was up at 5:30, and in bed at 9, which is probably about a typical day for me. I really enjoy traveling for work, as it’s great to meet people after talking to them on the phone for months, but I have to say that it is totally exhausting to travel – and this trip was especially tough because I was sick with a terrible cold/sinus infection – I actually ended up going home sick the day I got back! When I was younger, I thought traveling for work was so glamorous, but now that I travel for, I realize that it’s really not very glamorous at all and you really do not get much time to appreciate the cities you are visiting! That said, I still do enjoy it as it’s fun to get out, put faces to names/voices from phone conversations, and meet with their clients.
Thanks so much for sharing with us Lisa! I know, sometimes I wish I could just be a professional traveler. Perhaps a travel blog writer? Yes.. that would sounds perfect, if I only had to travel in warm areas!
Do you travel for work?