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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Embrace Your Opportunities

As I'm wrapping up my business trip to Germany I want to address something I hear a lot.  I have a lot of ladies (and a few men) say they don't know how I go to all these cities by myself and explore and see things and do things...all on my own.  Honestly, I went from living with my sorority sisters to living with my husband so doing things alone was not my strong suit.  Then I got this job where I travel and the first few trips I went where I had to go, did room service or take out when I didn't have dinner plans and then a light bulb came on!  I need to embrace these opportunities.  Bayer wants to send me to China for 2 weeks?  I may never come back to China again in my life.  So I did stuff.  I saw The Great Wall.  I went to a traditional tea ceremony.  I got a massage (or 3 :-)  Now whenever I go anywhere for work I always embrace the opportunity.  If I'm in New Jersey I take the train to the city and see a show.  I'm in Germany so I tack on a couple of days and get some sight-seeing in.  Later this month I have to go to Nashville, I've never been so I'm thinking I'll visit the Grand Ole Opry. 

The life lesson I have learned......when life (or your work) gives you travel, make the most of it.

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