As the day wears on, I am getting more and more scattered (worrying about forgetting something…already *almost* forgot to pack undergarments! who does that?! And generally, about getting work done and out the door to the airport in time!) so I felt the need to just blog it out in the hopes it will help me feel better and actually listen to that mantra - just breathe - a little more.
This trip is likely going to be a blur. It’s the annual sales meetings where the entire company converges on California from around the globe to get updates on the company’s plans for the year ahead. It’s set in Huntington Beach from Weds-Fri so I will be locked up in that gorgeous hotel I mentioned yesterday all day and at dinner meetings most nights. I will have little downtime, little sleep (likely) and little time to do any blogging (sniffle. but likely), let alone talk to M much (the time difference won’t help!). Bottom line, I will have no routine whatsoever and be completely out of my comfort zone as I meet new people, the company’s executives and will need to be “on” all day and night.
Sounds like fun, huh?
Well, in all honesty, I am looking forward to it in that I will learn a ton more about the company, be able to meet a lot more people face to face that I normally wouldn’t, and it’ll be a test of my ‘faking’ confidence until I feel it. I do feel relatively confident, and that gets better each day, but it’s by no means completely real, there is still that element of ‘putting on a face’ but I must say, I do think I am winning people over – the right people, the ones that matter, and making a difference, already. And that feels like a huge accomplishment in the almost four weeks since I started this job.
So, friends, wish me luck, send me confidence vibes and if I can blog, I will, but if not, I will when I return.
Just breathe…it’s a new week and a new challenge.