I really like business trips. It's always a welcome change of pace in a work week, it's always fun to go new places and you generally return to your career armed with a little bit more knowledge or networking contacts or just some good ol' fashioned amplified guile. There's really only just two drawbacks:
1) You can't take too many good pictures. At least not in my case. I know people who work in more creative fields are less embarrassed or willing to get a bunch of posed photos with coworkers or carry around their nice camera. Me? Not so much. My job is in the financial field and the culture that goes along with that is fairly serious. So, I'm reduced to quick iPhone shots here and there. A little low-quality and not my favorite.
2) They're exhausting! Fun, but exhausting. You tend to have breakfast meetings in the morning, work/meeting/networking all day followed-up by dinner and drinks in the evening. It's engaging, rewarding in your field and quite delightfully gluttonous- but man oh man is it tiring.
However, because I've lost my mind- I still like to try and document all the little facets of my life for record's sake. So if I fly across the country to Boston, like I did two weeks ago for work, I'll try to capture a little snippet of it. And here are said snippets, low-quality and all!
^Left) Leaving the NW in all its green glory
^Middle) Arrived in Boston and quickly shuttered off to my first dinner meeting dressed like Johnny Cash.
^Right) Waking up to a gorgeous east-coast Sunrise which I enjoyed as I ironed my blouse and sipped my coffee in the room sleepily at 4 AM my time. "I think I can, I think I can" was my mantra that day after about four hours of sleep.
^Left) Day Two outfits and off to meetings.
^Middle) Dinner at Davio's at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA which was ridiculously delicious. I have been so off of red wine for awhile now (not sure why) but their pairings with our meals made me remember how delicious it can be.
^Right) Me wishing I had normal pictures of the trip because I cannot take pics like this without looking like a murderer.
^Left) Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots' home). See that awesome picture? Ha! What a difference being with colleagues makes. That's my one picture of it. What I would have given to sprint down there and capture some good ones with my normal camera. Oh well.
^Middle) We went out for late-night drinks at the Liberty Hotel in downtown Boston. That place was right up my alley and I would LOVE to go back. It was so, so, SO nice to see an entire place full of people appropriately dressed. How should I put this? If Kim's North West dressed for her namesake region, she would be in Teva Sandals and fleece. And she would think it would be okay to wear those out on a Saturday night.
^Right) Pant Suits: It's what's for dinner. Or more so what you wear to make money so you can buy yourself dinner on the reg.
^Above) All my plane wing shots from the travels. Who can ever not snap those when they look outside? Gloriousness.
So there's my little recap of my work trip. Impressive, no? Wink face. I'd love to come back to Boston with more free time, my camera and a friend to walk the streets with. A very cool city.