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Travel tip for moms with laptops: Dance on the bed

by Penelope Trunk  |  8928 views  |  2 comments  |        Rate this now! 

With lots of time to spare I play music on my laptop. And then, I dance. I dance in the bathroom, I dance in front of five mirrors, and when the Beastie Boys come on, I dance up on the bed.

I am happy. I order the fifteen-dollar omelet from room service without flinching. And I add a pot of coffee.

This is the real problem with travel: How fun it is. How freeing it is to be away from the kids. I can think, I can eat like a queen, and I can bounce around the room like a fifteen-year-old. Not that I couldn't do this at home. I could, sans omelet. But I wouldn't. That's why business travel is so inspiring to a mom. And now I'm thinking maybe I can do one more city for the book tour.

Check out Penelope's blog, Brazen Careerist: Advice at the intersection of work and life. To learn more about her new book, click here.

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2 comments so far...

  • The self-talk is so real, isn't it? Tell yourself you're lucky. Now believe it!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 15th April 2008

  • The day will come when your children can go with you on these trips. Then you can jump on the bed together. They will see you in your professional context, and understand better what you do when you are not at home. Each stage brings its special joys. Enjoy them all.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Ed Brenegar on 29th June 2007