. . . and a hotel bar.
I am in Baltimore for a meeting — the Pediatric Endocrine Society, plus some of the offerings from Pediatric Academic Society, held concurrently. Today I attended a leadership training course, because of my newfound responsibilities with our residency, and also because it just sounded interesting. It was actually really great, and I got a lot out of the segments on emotional intelligence, conflict management, and providing feedback.
I am currently sitting in a hotel bar, nursing a glass of sauvignon blanc. This is glorious on multiple levels. I think I may actually dine in the hotel restaurant . . . alone. Josh does this all the time on conferences — checking out a local restaurant alone. I never do. And I suppose I might venture out into the city, but our hotel restaurant looks at least halfway decent* and I’m lazy.
I miss the kids, but having 1-2 work trips per year is perfect for me. I really enjoy them. I love the opportunity to network, learn (& take copious notes!), and relax once in a while. I feel so lucky that my career path allows for these little mini-retreats.
* and they have crab cakes