BITS & PIECES: coming home.
It has been unusually quiet here on the blog this week. That’s because I feel like I have been everywhere, just not home or at my laptop. The past few weeks have involved so much traveling, and while it is totally a passion of mine to travel as much as possible and discover new places, I feel like I need to take a second to breath. To take a break. Obviously, there is a difference between spending a week in Miami with my boyfriend and traveling to various press days or speaking at conferences. Still, I love my job and wouldn’t change a thing. But if there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is to know my own boundaries. Coming home this past Thursday felt so good, especially knowing that I would have a real weekend in Vienna and even a public holiday next week to stay home and catch up on some sleep. Just these past two weeks, I have been to Iceland, Salzburg, Munich twice, Frankfurt and held a workshop here in Vienna in between those trips. I am definitely racking up the frequent traveller miles, but I think it is time to stock up on some energy at home instead.
Kathi and I talked about the pros and cons of self-employment over on The Daily Dose earlier this week, and I think it is important to share these thoughts with you guys every once in a while. From the outside, our jobs definitely sound like a dream come true, and that’s definitely what it is to us. But at the end of the day, dreams only work if you do, and sometimes, just sometimes I kind of wish it would require a tiny bit less work. An inbox that stays at work and doesn’t come home with me. A person to cover for me when I am gone on vacation or traveling for business. And less time spent alone at airports. That’s why I am so happy to be home for a while, binging on Mr. Robot and ordering take-out. Oh, and possibly organizing the mess I currently call closet.