I don't travel much for work. Probably two or three times a year, I have to go away for a weekend. Then once a year, we have a big meeting and I have to go away for a week. And during that week, I turn into one of those women that I totally made fun of before I had a kid. One of those people that can't enjoy the time away, instead frets about the whole thing and arrives at the last minute and leaves as early as I can.
But it's stupid for me to do that. Bjorn is an exceptional dad and has the whole thing under control while I'm gone. We had daycare set up and he has backup in the form of his brother, mother and daughter as well as some neighbors on call to help out if necessary.
So this year, I am going to try to be different. I am going to try to have fun while I'm away. Sure, it's work, but at the end of a long day (and I mean long since they usually start at 6 a.m. and end after 5 p.m), there are parties to go to. There are cool people to see for drinks. There is also a nice hotel room that is clean and has the good premium cable TV stations. There is food that I don't have to cook or pay for available. The added bonus is I'm not pregnant this year like last. So my plan for Boston, I'm going to (try) look at this a little differently. Fingers crossed.