I just finished reading this book. I discovered Jonathan Tropper last summer on a train from Arhus (Denmark) to Copenhagen. Mike was reading another one of his books, I stole it from him and now I’m a huge fan.
I am thinking about doing Ali’s “Week in the Life“ project. When I saw the dates Ali picked, I realized I’d be traveling for business that week. At first, I didn’t want to document that part of my life; I wanted a week where I was home with my family. But really … traveling for work is part of my life. I need to accept that, embrace it and record it. So, I’m leaning toward doing the project and then possibly extending it to the following week as well … since we’ll be going to Idaho for a much needed and much anticipated family vacation (with lots of cousins, lots of relaxing and lots of little giggles as they run through Papa’s sprinklers.)
I am looking forward to a day in Paris … me smiling broadly with the Eiffel Tower in the background. I am headed to Denmark next month for a few days of meetings and have a really long layover in Paris. Long enough that me and two of my coworkers will leave the airport and do a little exploring.
On Wednesday night I was stuck in the Greenville, SC airport … so I created this layout as I waited to find out my flights would be canceled. The layout and journaling were inspired by my time at the coast and what I learned at the fabulous retreat I mentioned before. The photo is a self portrait taken on Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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That night, my flights were canceled. I did have to stay in Greenville an extra night. I did have to call seven different hotels before I found one with a room available. The power went out at the airport, so the rental car agencies couldn’t rent cars.
All of this was no fun. I did however realize how lucky I am. At least I was traveling alone and my children weren’t subjected tot he madness. At least I have the luxury of whipping out a corporate credit card for meals and rooms. And since I wasn’t headed home, I wasn’t all that upset about my canceled flight.
I am learning to roll with things more. To take deep breaths and relax.