Well hello there. I hope yall had a wonderful weekend. Mine was busy, but very nice! I worked a bunch, but I also had dinner with friends on Friday and walked in the Beaufort Twilight Run last night. Today I spent a few hours at work and went to the commissary to get everything we need for the week. After an afternoon of flipping between college basketball and meaningless reality tv, Mark and I decided to watch Up in the Air.
Have yall seen this Oscar nominated movie yet? I really didn't know what to expect as I had only seen a few bits and pieces during this year's awards shows. I have to say I have mixed feelings on this movie. While I thought the characters were all very interesting, there was just something so sad about them as well. Mark reminded me that a depressing movie can be a good movie too, and while I know he's right, this one just came out of nowhere for me. I guess I should have expected it to be something other than a light airy love story - those never get nominated, but it really just bummed me out.
The lead character in this movie travels all over the country, and spends more time in a plane than he does in his own home. It reminded me of the very short time I spent traveling when I worked for one of the big four accounting firms. While this character felt more at home in a hotel room than in his own room, I hated traveling for business more than anything in the world. I can remember feeling this deep pit in my stomach when I would open the door to the empty hotel room. I hated how quiet everything was. I didn't like feeling unsettled and unfamiliar with my surroundings. Watching this movie reminded me of how much I enjoy having a job where I go to the very same desk every day. It also reminded me how much I like coming home to two funny little puppies and one wonderful hubby.
Do you travel for work? Is there a trick you have to feeling at home on the road? If you don't travel, do you ever wish you had a job that took you around the globe?
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