Happy Wednesday, friends. I hope that you got out and voted yesterday if you didn’t have a chance to vote during early voting. Aaron and I made it out to the polls yesterday evening before they closed, and I was proud to see so many other Harris County residents making their vote count. It’s been a busy week, and I’ve got meetings this morning, a technician coming out to check on our heater at some point today, and I have someone dropping something off at the house at some point today.
I thought it might be fun to show you a day in the life when I travel for work. Prior to this trip to Dallas, it had been nearly two years since I traveled for work due to the pandemic. I don’t travel a ton for my job, but I do have to leave Houston every now and then for a work project or conference.
I started the day off at home with my coffee and breakfast. It was Greek yogurt with some blackberries and granola for the win.
I got to answering some email at my office. My flights kept getting changed or canceled due to bad weather in Dallas, so I had some extra time in my morning to work. It was one of those days where my email and day kind of got away from me. I would knock one email out, and ten more would come through. My phone was also doing a bit crazy.
I finally got around to packing. I always try to travel with a carry on so my luggage won’t get lost or delayed. I also carry a purse that holds my laptop, chargers and anything else I might need. I usually drive myself to the airport because I typically fly out in the middle of the day. But, my husband happened to be home, so he dropped me off at the airport since he was headed to his office on that side of town.
After about a 45-minute flight, we were in Dallas. I was traveling with two other people from work, so we all grabbed a cab and made it to the hotel.
My super glamorous hotel room 🙂 haha. We were staying at the Hilton Anatole because that’s where our event was held. We got to work as soon as we landed. But first, we had a quick team dinner at around 8 p.m. They ordered dinner in so we could eat and work at the same time.
We ate and got to work. I had to change a few items for something that was needed the following day. We also popped down to tour the various spots where our event would be hosted.
I’m sure the production crew had a terribly long evening. That’s what the room looked like around 10 p.m., and it was a completely different view for the event the following day.
I made it back to my hotel to hang up my outfit for the following day.
And, I was in bed just after midnight. I never get a ton of sleep when I travel for work. There is always usually a dinner out with colleagues and early morning starts. I also don’t sleep terribly well in strange places by myself. So, I read a bit before going to bed to help me fall asleep.
It was an early start on Friday, friends: around 6:30. I needed to pack all my stuff back up so I could store my suitcase in one of the staff rooms that had a late check out.
I went with casual shoes for the first part of the morning because I was walking around a lot. I had a pair of heels in a go bag with me.
After a very quick breakfast of coffee and a slice of banana bread, we got to work. I always love seeing our signs out and about. This was the registration table when guests came in. I was in the VIP reception for the first part of the morning.
And, finally, we ended the day with the actual luncheon. This was an event to honor Jerry Jones as our Living Legend. He was interviewed by Al Michaels, everyone’s favorite voice of the Sunday Night Football. They had a wonderful interview, and the event and other smaller events surrounding this one were a success.
As soon as the event ended at 1:30, we packed up and headed to the airport to catch a flight home! Flights were delayed from Dallas going into Houston, and I didn’t make it back until about 7 p.m. Friday evening. Aaron came to grab me from the airport, and I appreciate not having to Uber!
Now, my work trips aren’t typically so quick, but I was thankful to be back home before the weekend so I could get some rest!