Just kidding. Actually, I went back to Reston, Virginia, for a work related meeting. Sorry to drop off the grid like I did, but I actually traveled alone for this trip and didn’t want to advertise that I was “out there” all by myself on social media. Safety issues and all, you know. Plus, it’s the first time I ever traveled alone, and I didn’t think you’d be very interested in my pre-trip anxiety/musings anyway. I wasn’t. And if my own thoughts aren’t interesting to me, I’m pretty sure they aren’t to you, either!
Overall, the trip was good. I’m glad it went well. I think it’s good for me to be in a leadership role with this committee, and traveling alone also helped me to grow, reminded me of why I value my closest relationships as much as I do, and drove home how truly unique I am and the contribution I make to the world in my own way. I’ve always known that I am different from other people, especially other women, but this trip showed me that it isn’t bad. I saw, maybe clearly for the first time, how my perspective can be a helpful and valuable contribution to larger causes. I always knew I was a square peg, but for the first time, I saw how being different can actually fit in its own way. I wasn’t “outside” because of being different. In fact, I was asked to be on the “inside” because of it. That’s given me a new perspective on the value of being a unique individual, and that it really can help others. I believe this is a good point of prayerful meditation for me.
It’s good food for thought, and I think it’s a major realization that’s growing on me and making me feel more positive about, well, everything! This is something that really applies to all areas of life. I said I was looking for more positive energy in my life, and in a strange way, I feel this meeting and this trip was a wellspring of just what I needed in that area. Let’s see where this goes!
But still, it is good to be home. Traveling is good to expose you to the bigger world, and it also makes you appreciate home more. I did miss Rick and the birds a lot! I’m glad for Facetime so we could keep in touch to see and talk to one another, but it’s best to be home with them in person. Yay!
That’s all this time. Take care, and have a great week.