The lessons of the road all came back to me this week. I learned one of these lessons in high school and feel like I've shared on the blog prior. It is a lesson to repeat as it ties to life on Newark-Granville Road too!
As you can tell from my prior post- the scoop on my Denver hotel- The Art Hotel, which I highly recommend for those out of towners traveling to Denver or in towners looking for meeting spot- go, now! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and hope to return. However there were moments that it wasn't the case. A 5:15 am wake-up to get to the airport on Sunday morning after a full fun weekend put me in a tired traveling state. And when I'm tired I don't see things clearly and I found myself wanting my routine. Good company and great taste helped put me in a happier state of mind- but there were dips. A great night's sleep (the room was so dark!) put everything into perspective and I woke happy and inspired to do my work.
It was an extended trip with a variety of work and a special event- Denison Connecting. Many happy reunions, conversations and "ups". On the other spectrum-another late night and time zone shifting again found me cranky and blue at times. The advice I gave myself- get out, find fresh air, call a friend, embrace the support of coworkers, focus on the good, exercise. Self talk of the lessons of the road, the learning all around and privilege to be where I was with such beauty and inspiration (art in the art hotel) a city of growth supported by good people- couldn't allow me to stay down for long.
I do like to travel, and I love to come home. Ups and downs are everywhere- the road far away, and right her on Newark-Granville. The advice is the same- talk to friends, get a good night's sleep, get out in the fresh air, reflect on the good and beautiful- it is there to comfort and inspire.