It's been almost a month since I last blogged so I'm not even sure where to start.
I started my new job and with that came 21 nights away from home. Yep. 21 nights of Marriotting. (Is "Marriotting" a thing? I don't know. If anyone from Marriott is reading this maybe you can tell me if that's a word you through around the offices... "Hey, guys, where are you going Marriotting this weekend?") ANYWAY - 21 out of 30 days on the road (can I get a shout out for REWARDS POINTS?). My back hurts. Marriotts have nice beds... but my back still hurts. It's not Marriott's fault though. Airplane seats aren't necessarily a set of small Swedish massaging hands either. I think I've been in 13 cities? I lost count. I've eaten at some of the BEST restaurants. High end stuff. Have you guys heard of Shake Shack? Geez. But, before you start thinking, "Oh man... that sounds SO fancy", just wait. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE my job. But I'm not just hanging around in these cities partying. I can honestly say I did no partying (unless you consider ordering 20 BONELESS wings instead of 10 at Buffalo Wild Wings partying).
My trips go something like this:
Get ride to airport from friend or Uber -> Sit at airport and wait for plane -> Get on plane (tiny Diet Cokes) -> Arrive in city (larger Diet Cokes) -> Rent car or Uber to place of business -> Talk to people about business things for like 5 hours -> Uber to dinner -> Uber to hotel -> Sleep -> Get up. Find Starbucks. -> Uber to Airport -> Sit. Wait. -> Fly to connecting airport (it's cheaper) -> Sit. Wait. -> Fly home. -> Uber to my house. -> Collapse on bed. -> Repeat. -> Only share GLAMOROUS posts on Instagram.
As I look back over the past 30 days I can honestly say I'm thankful for the time away from home. It's funny. When I was out of work I couldn't WAIT to get out of my house. Now? Not. Being away from home makes things at home somehow better. It makes my bed feel better. Like, literally, it feels different/better. Hot showers feel better. It makes home/Greenville food taste better. It makes spending time with friends and loved ones WAY better than before.
Happy Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for.