Last week I headed off to a conference for some inspiration, education, and yes, I’ll admit, a little time away. Even though my trip had been planned for the better part of a year, I never put much thought into leaving. I didn’t strategize my outfits, perfect my elevator pitch, or even make sure I had enough business cards, because life, as it so often does, got in the way. There were deadlines to meet, dinosaur dioramas to dioram, and suitcases to borrow.
In the days leading up to my departure, friends and acquaintances all asked the same questions:
Are you nervous about leaving your kids home with your husband?
Is your husband freaked out that you’re leaving?
Did you make a bunch of meals for the days you’ll be gone?
Did you leave a detailed schedule for your husband?
Let’s see … no, no, no, and no. [read more…]