Saturday, March 27, 2010
Business or pleasure
Not that they ask anymore, but back in the day, when you traveled via air, they asked the purpose of your flight, "business or pleasure?" I remember as a teenager wanting to add a third option of "mission trip" because I really wasn't sure which category that fell into. Anyway, up until now, all my travels have been for pleasure (or visiting people). But Monday, I will be leaving on my first business trip.
I'm going to sunny Phoenix once again (as some of you remember, I was just there in January running a torturous race they call a half marathon). We are opening a new center for a branch of the company, so a few colleagues and I will be interviewing and then laying by the pool (the pool just for them - not me: as you also may remember, I sunburn five minutes into sunrise). I'm glad to be going south again (although it is warming up here pretty rapidly). But I'm most glad that I am finally traveling for the purpose of business. I honestly didn't think that would ever happen. It makes me feel like I have a career.