Being Grown Up

Today, I have a packed bag with me, filled with enough clothes for 3 days. (I'll only be gone for 2, but I always pack for one extra day. For just in case.) Last night, as I packed, the Husband lounged in bed and watched me. It felt weird. We don't spend a lot of extended time apart and I can't say I'm looking forward to the next two nights of a large empty bed in a strange hotel room.

My work is sending me to a conference across the border. It will likely be incredibly interesting. The line up of speakers should hold my attention, and more perhaps. But being away from my life here? I'm going to miss it.

It feels oddly grown up, this business trip thing. I have business cards and a suitcase full of business casual. Just a year and a half ago, my daily attire was jeans with the hems walked off and my mom's old, green, knitted sweater. Occasionally, I find myself at these points from which I look back and realize my life has become so completely different from the student lifestyle I became so used to.

Somehow, I became the kind of person that goes on business trips.

(While I'm gone, hopefully you'll see a couple 'guest' posts here from the Husband, who will be home all by himself for 3 evenings, until my return at midnight on Friday. We'll see if I can convince him.)


  1. Have a great trip! I know what you mean - it felt so odd when I got my first corporate card and started travelling for work. But it doesn't take long before it feels like old hat!

  2. Heh ... wait until you bring home a bundle of joy. That's when things start feeling -really- crazy grown-up :o) Have a safe trip and enjoy you adventure away from home! If they ever send you down to FL, we should go out for a drink!

  3. Have a great trip! I'm sure time will fly and you'll be home before you know it.

    Not sure if you play along, but I sent a BLOG AWARD your way. Check it out on today's blog post.

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. have fun! hope that the conference was good and hubby made some progress at home!


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