Last week when I was in Rochester, NY for work, I documented the day through my phone. Travel is a big part of my job this time of year, and I assure you it's not always schmoozy company-paid dinners and sweet-as-pie flight attendants. Ha, I wish!
|Day begins early at 5:00am. I start off by checking emails on my phone and (my favorite) scrolling through Instagram. I don't always wake up this early, but I needed to go see the client first thing that morning.|
|Laying out all of my makeup is one of my easy and quick stay-sane tricks. No digging through the makeup bag when every minute counts! As you can see, I'm a big fan of drugsture makeup.|
|5:30am: Dressed and curling my hair. I washed it before going to bed the night before as a time-saver although I'm not generally a fan of that. Anything to speed up the early morning, though!|
|11:00am: Leaving the client and snow is already accumulating on the rental car. Time to quickly head to the airport!|
|11:20: Arriving at the Rochester airport. Love smaller airports because of how quickly you can zip in and out of them. No shuttles, trams, or spread-out terminals.|
|11:45: Checked in, checked my suitcase, and purchased a crab salad wrap for lunch. Ate it quickly before boarding my first flight of the day.|
|First flight from Rochester to Philly.|
|Quickly grabbed a shuttle from one terminal to the next in Philly.|
|Yes ma'am! Upgraded to first class for the second flight of the day. A small perk of frequent travel.|
|Favorite plane accessory: my black pashmina. On this trip, I used it as a scarf during the cold days and evenings. For the flights, I use it to keep warm, and occasionally rolled up as a pillow.|
|Perk of upgraded seat: my favorite plane snack duo, white wine and Biscoff cookies. Add a little spider solitaire and some girly magazines and I'm a happy girl.|
|5:30: Arrival in Charlotte, waiting for my checked bag. I love my CLT airport, but they never seem to rush with the checked luggage. C'mon guys, mama needs to get home!|
|Rainy roads made for a trafficy and longer ride home.|
|Finally, HOME. There's no better feeling than pulling into your driveway!|
|Even happier to see this sweet arrangement waiting for me. That monkey, HA. We always like to pose it in funny ways for each other and send pics. That crazy monkey was holding my bottle of wine and a cute note.|
|7:00: Neighborhood bar with Ian for wings. Our cozy, no-frills place. So happy to be back.|
As I write this, I'm in Orlando and gearing up for another travel day home. Today I'll have a direct flight (yay!). So much easier than trying to make a connection.
Do you ever travel for work? What are some of your tricks for keeping it all together?