...loved picking up the latest prompt - on my blackberry while I was waiting for my flight to Chicago on Tuesday afternoon. I will be the first to admit this new blackberry is very good - enabled me to be out of the office for a day and a half without my laptop, which made traveling without checking a bag possible - loved that! And like a few others (including Elise, I think) it took me a while to settle on what advice to highlight. I've certainly received lots of great advice - and (at least according to Katie) have even managed to give some. But what to pick? choice made a bit harder knowing I'd have to figure out a way to portray it in a photo.
But it hit me...walking through O'Hare Wednesday evening, from terminal 3 to terminal 1 so I could meet Kit for dinner before her American Airlines and my United flights left. I hadn't met Kit til Tuesday night at O'Hare. And now I was gladly walking 20 minutes to enjoy another meal with her.
I was so thankful I'd made the effort to "reach out". The journaling says this is "hewitt-speak for sending an email" - but it could mean any sort of contact and often implies that you're contacting someone you don't know (Hewitt is the company we both work for). Making a new friend totally made the trip for me. And now having a friend in our Orlando office will make my upcoming trips back there so much better.
so...very good advice to myself - reach out (and enjoy it!)