Can't sleep. I always get excited about travel but these days its a mash-up of mixed emotions. Still love travel - it lifts my spirit and opens up possibility - but hate leaving my family. Love getting to places with sunshine, but hate missing my husband and daughter. (You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...)
I survived a two-week trip to San Diego. We survived it just fine.
6 weeks away from my family.
Because of the inconsistent babysitting situations in the community where I live, I've booked a flight to bring my mom in for the entire time to help with NG. So my family is set.
But I'm not set. I feel like I'm coming undone each time I think of the flights that will take me further and further away from home.
I'm grateful for all of the opportunities that are bringing me to farflung places like Germany and Russia. A part of me is excited about the travel, of course. But the overwhelming emotion feels like panic.
Not sure why it is panic. I'm not really afraid of anything. I'm just feeling tremendous, non-specific anxiety.
How do you deal with business trips away from family?