Monday, August 4, 2014

Life on the road

by Meghann on August 4, 2014

Hi friends!

It’s me again. Yes, I disappeared again and, sadly, that won’t be the last time.  I just returned from one work trip only to turn around and leave for another one in three short days. It’s a good thing I love my job. 😉

Last year I tried to balance keeping up with this blog, while working 12+ hour days on the road and it did not work. So this year I’ve decided to simply step away while I’m on the road. So far it’s been great. I was able to get to bed at a decent time each night and didn’t have to worry about sacrificing any sleep. To be honest, it was kind of refreshing to only have to focus on the work that needed to be done this weekend. (sadly, friends and family are also ignored while I’m on the road – I know, I’m heartless)

Last night I was dead asleep by 8:00pm. I’m pretty sure I fell asleep with the remote control in my hand while talking to a co-worker. I slept like a baby and didn’t move until my alarm went off a little after 6:00am. A full 10 hours of sleep and I still slept through both of my flights heading home. I’m pretty sure there’s no such thing as too much catch-up sleep when it comes to working an event.

After landing in Tampa, I went straight to the office to play catch-up there before finally heading home. I made a quick stop at Publix (starving) and basically bought the store. How does one person buy $80 worth of groceries when they’re only going to be in town for another 2.5 days? I have no idea. But it happened. And I’m okay with it. (p.s. Derek usually does his own shopping when he’s on his own, so he was already stocked with “Derek supplies.”)

So what did that $80 Publix trip leave me for dinner? A bag of salad and rotisserie chicken. Because I’m fancy like that.

chicken salad dinner

This was my family’s go-to meal when we were kids. I can’t tell you how many times we stopped at Publix on the way home from soccer practice or dance class and Dad picked up a bag of salad and rotisserie chicken for dinner. I think we had it 2 times a week.

Don’t worry, that’s not the only thing I bought. I basically ate like crap on the road (when will I learn?!) so my cart was full of fruits, vegetables, and real food that did NOT resemble a french fry. I’m heading to the land of cheese on Thursday, so I need a little time to recover before feasting on cheese curds, right? 😉

Do you travel for work? How do you balance home life and life on the road?



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