Holy COW this year was intense! I can not believe I had my last visit of 2016 this past weekend! Here are the details:
- I visited a chapter at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Now, I LOVE Tucson! I think it is a really cool city. I have not actually done a lot of work with UofA and to tell you the truth, I was reminded about how much I love this part of the country. It was WAY colder then I was prepared for and it was a ROUGH travel day to get there (three flights from Boston). But Tucson does a great job at celebrating its heritage and has the most precious downtown area. It is hands down one of my favs.
- The women I worked with kind of blew me out of the water. They were super smart… and the chapter was kind, gracious and super-attentive. I am not always used to people being so incredibly engaged. I kept telling them how smart they were… honestly for it being the end of semester with only two weeks left… I was in awe of them! I would have been a mess in their circumstance! Great women, great chapter… I would be proud to call them my own!
- Finally, this year was intense. I laughed a lot so hard I cried. I cried a lot and found myself laughing in the middle of it. My work travel is done for 2016 and I am trying to take a deep breath. I will hopefully have time to do some major recon work on my email account. But mostly, I just want to feel like I am treading water again. Work travel was intense… it almost felt like getting hit with a major wave and by the time you can breath again here comes the next wave. I guess if I am not busy,I will fall apart… like a tornado or something. But I survived. Now I am starting to get the fear and anxiety that I will not be as loved in 2017… which makes me nervous and makes me remember to appreciate it.
It was bittersweet wrapping up. But hopefully next year will be as beautiful, complex and challenging as this year.