***the trials of travelling***
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
From the outside looking in, I have a pretty exciting career. I get to travel around our company, visit different cities and towns and motivate and inspire the leaders and upcoming leaders in our company. My participants usually say, "So is it fun?" "I would LOOOVE to travel." "I want YOUR job." Well here is the truth of the matter:
- I am away from the man that I love the most, alot. Thankfully, he is understanding but it does not feel good to sleep in a big hotel bed alone when I have a beautiful man at home that I would prefer to lay next to. It is hard to grow a relationship and marriage when you have to kiss that person goodbye so often. Thank GOD that he gave me an understanding fiance who is trustworthy and loyal and who waits eagerly for me to return. As well, being away helps me appreciate the time I have with him at home.
- I rarely know anyone when I arrive at my destination. It gets lonely. I make it to these cities that under normal circumstances I would be excited to visit but since I have work to do, I usually make it no further than my hotel parking lot and the surrounding area. This trip I lucked out and ended up in Denver where two of my colleagues live. I did get to go out to dinner with them my first night here. Next week I will be in San Ramon, CA and will get to meet up with four of my colleagues and a few of the mentors that I support. That will be nice. Outside of that, I will be in a hotel room or a classroom. There is nothing exciting about that.
-Travelling reduces my Spark and makes it hard to stay on track. It is definitely possible to eat healthy on the road and that is typically my intention. Sometimes though, the areas I am supporting decide to cater in food. It is rarely a healthy option. Other times, my class participants want to take me out to a local spot and show me what their city has to offer. Rarely a healthy option. Don't even get me started on airport fare. And so many times I am in the hotel gym trying to get in a good workout on one of the two treadmills or ellipticals they offer. At the end of the day, I come back from my travels either at the same weight or with a slight gain and am then forced to haul ass when I get home to get it down. Plus, it is so hard to keep in touch with my Sparkfriends when I am so busy and tired. I just want you all to know that I have not forgotten you and that my commitment to you has not waivered and hopefully I will be able to show you that as soon as my schedule lightens up
I love you all and thank you for your continued support as I live on the road these next couple weeks.