The Doctor Mom
Contact the Doctor Find the Doctor at Facebook Get The Doctor in a Reader Follow the Doctor on Twitter

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All Alone...

I am at a conference in a big city relatively close to home.  On my ride to the airport I realized that I had not been on a plane in over 6 months.  And, while that may not sound long to some, for me, it is an eternity.

I love to travel.  Let me rephrase that.  I used to love to travel.  Now, however, it is easier to stay home.  But this trip is different.  I am at a medical conference preparing to learn about something that piques my academic mind.  Planning to add to my fund of knowledge to help my patients.  And refueling for more blog topics, I'm sure.

Today I realized that I am a changed woman from the person I used to be.  Now, my mind, my thoughts and my ramblings represent the beliefs of a fiercely independent thinker.  But, in other aspects of my life, I am no longer the independent person I used to be. 

I don’t travel alone much anymore.  In fact, I'm rarely ever alone at all for more than an hour at a time.  As a result, I (embarrassingly), do not even know how to get to the airport in my own hometown without my Nav.   When I got to the airport it felt strange not having my husband to direct me.  Or to ask me 1,001 times if I had my boarding pass.  And to check to be sure I hadn't lost my license.  

This time, as in times long ago, it was just me.  In charge of me.  And ONLY me.  I proceeded through each point, checking and rechecking myself to make sure I hadn’t forgotten anything.  I walked through the airport looking around in the stores, taking my sweet time, buying a magazine, drinking a well deserved latte, and eating dinner with no one to attend to.  No chaos traveling behind me.  No unnecessary potty breaks.  No strollers or kid paraphernalia.  

I didn't break a sweat even once.  A strange feeling, indeed.

And now, here I lay in a hotel room with just myself, my computer and the television.  A little slice of peaceful heaven.  No stories or book readers tonight.  No return trips for one more kiss goodnight.  No headphones on my ears to watch Kardashians.  No potential wake ups with bad dreams.  Just me, my blog and my thoughts.  And, hopefully, a well deserved GREAT night sleep.

It sounds wonderful for tonight.  But I’ll be ready for my life back in the morning.


SmartBear said...

You are living my dream friend. Seriously. I could use a little trip by myself right now? I never knew how much I valued time by myself until I had a kiddo!
Hope your conference is great.

Gaia1956 said...


Gaia1956 said...

panel financing

chen wish said...

nfl mlb nba nhl snapbacks
asics shoes
air max 90
air max 2017
air max 2016
free flyknit 5.0
lunarglide shoes
kobe bryant shoes
james jordan shoes
hypervenom soccer shoes

Unknown said...

burberry outlet
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin shoes
coach factory outlet
michael kors purses
moncler outlet
michael kors uk
chi flat iron
nike roshe run
birkenstock shoes

chenlina said...

hollister outlet
armani sunglasses
bottega veneta
pandora jewelry
givenchy handbags
nfl jerseys
burberry sunglasses
james harden jerseys
huf clothing

chenmeinv0 said...

air max
nike air max 97
reebok shoes
hermes bags
karen millen
polo ralph lauren
marc jacobs
nike shoes
adidas superstar
iphone x case

chenlina said...

mac makeup
michael kors outlet
lebron soldier 10
chloe sunglasses
jimmy choo
basketball jersey
bvlgari sunglasses
michael kors purse
fendi sunglasses
a bathing ape

sandy said...

شركة نقل عفش من الرياض الى دبي
ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش
شركة شحن عفش من السعودية الى الاردن

steve said...

شكرا معلومات مفيدة يمكنك زيارة ايضا لمعلومات قيمة اخرى قم بزيارة :

شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
افضل شركة تنظيف

Post a Comment