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#1 Mose

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:41 PM

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I have been working on a paper for another organisation.  Subject I am passionate about and requires some international lobbying for change in professional standards.

I have enjoyed the work greatly, but it has been a huge time sucker in an already over-full work calendar.

Said organisation asked me last week if I would go to Europe to present it!!

DH got on board and said I must just go.  I was so damn excited to think of 24 hours on a plane where other people can annoy me if I let them but I don't have to do anything about anyone except myself!  And then another 24 back again!  Plus 4 days of actually working when I need to work and no rushing to pick ups and drop offs. Plus I get to do something professionally awesome.  I can survive long flights and jet lag for this!  What a treat!

They have just stepped it up a notch informed me that as they are booking my travel, it is in accordance with their organisational policies.

Oh yes EB, you will find me in business class.  I will be the one reading my book, doing my work, eating, whatever and not unwrapping cutlery for little people, reading stories or walking up and down the plane.  There may be a glass of wine involved.

I often read the threads on here where people say they book themselves into a hotel for a night or two on their own, and think how awesome that would be.  Just to only have to think about one person for a little while...

I love my family very, very much, and I bet I will miss them like crazy.  But this is awesome!!

#2 ~J_F~

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:43 PM

Enjoy it Mose.

BTW it’s ok to not miss your family that much or even think about them and just enjoy the time.

#3 little lion

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:45 PM

How awesome! Congratulations. Enjoy every minute of it.

#4 nup

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

I'm so excited for you! This is just fabulous. I really think you need to extend though;it's a very short turn around. Can you take celebratory time as a reward for your work and explore the city it is in?

#5 Freddie'sMum

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:48 PM

Woo hoo !!!  Go you OP !!!

#6 SplashingRainbows

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:50 PM

Congratulations Mose. Well deserved. Enjoy.

#7 lizzzard

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:54 PM

Congratulations!!! What an awesome opportunity and lots of fun too! I’m on an economy flight back from Europe today so I’m very jealous about the BC travel as well 😄

#8 Mose

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

View Postnup, on 08 March 2019 - 06:46 PM, said:

I'm so excited for you! This is just fabulous. I really think you need to extend though;it's a very short turn around. Can you take celebratory time as a reward for your work and explore the city it is in?

Well, the added bonus, is that it's actually in a city I lived in for a number of years.  So I am happy just making some social plans around what I am doing for work.

Although I am there 4 nights, I will be away from here 6, which is about my comfort level both with leaving the children and with relying on the goodwill of others to make things hum in my absence.  I could stay longer, but I would rather go for the length of time I feel genuinely good about.

ETA Probably when I am in the depths of "don't know which way is up" jetlag, I will regret this, but for now it's the time period I can feel excited about, so I am running with it!

Edited by Mose, 08 March 2019 - 06:59 PM.


#9 Chocolate Addict

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:56 PM

wow,, how exciting. Enjoy :)

#10 nup

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

This is perfect. My max is 10 days. I hear you. Enjoy every moment. And don't dare feel bad about any of it. Lap. It. Up.

#11 Caribou

Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:13 PM

Business class! That’s the best kind! You’ll absolutely love it. Make sure you read up all on perks of the airlines business class on plane the lounge. Familiar yourself with where the Lounge is at airports.

Enjoy it. And congrats on the work you’ve done! That’s fantastic stuff!! Enjoy :)

#12 TheGreenSheep

Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

I stopped reading at the words business class, the rest was just a blur.

#13 Mose

Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

View PostTheGreenSheep, on 08 March 2019 - 07:21 PM, said:

I stopped reading at the words business class, the rest was just a blur.

Funny...I kind of stopped thinking straight when I heard it.  It's all a bit unbelievable really.

#14 Whattothink

Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

Woohoooo! That is sooo exciting!
It’s great to be going away, but how fantastic to be so recrecognisd for the work that you’ve done 😃

#15 JBH

Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:50 PM

What a fabulous professional achievement and great validation. Happy International Women’s Day!

#16 born.a.girl

Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:01 PM

Excellent stuff!  Congratulations.

#17 Freddy6

Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

Don't forget to come in and share how it all went, some of us are living vicariously through you!

Congratulations, how wonderful for you

#18 Future-self

Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:28 PM

I was writing out some professional goals for myself just last week - I had presenting at a European conference in 5 years. Am off now to scribble “flying business class” next to it .
Congratulations and enjoy!

#19 TrixieBelden

Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:32 PM

That is awesome good on you!

Please provide details +++ when you go

#20 FloralArrangement

Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:06 PM

I managed 3 weeks away from dh and the younger 3, I did go over to where my older two were working  to see them. I also did 2 weeks with just dh 3 years ago. I think because the children are no longer very young children and I was visiting amazing places I was fine.

I can remember doing a 6 day trip to a family wedding when they were all much younger and that was tough, but I still had a blast.  

You will have a marvellous head spinning time and congratulations on a wonderful achievement.

Edited by FloralArrangement, 09 March 2019 - 05:07 PM.


#21 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:17 PM

I remember when DH and I flew to Darwin kid free, those 4 hours were bliss. He thought I was crazy cause he travels so much, but just 4 hours of forced nothing was amazing. No kids nagging, no housework begging to be done, just nothing to do.
Business class would be awesome.

#22 No Drama Please

Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:18 PM

View PostJBH, on 08 March 2019 - 07:50 PM, said:

What a fabulous professional achievement and great validation. Happy International Women’s Day!
Yes!! Perfect. Congratulations on your well deserved accomplishment. Extremely exciting times!

#23 SelceLisbeth

Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:23 PM

That is fricken awesome. Well done and enjoy!

#24 cira

Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:05 PM

wow! Congratulations1

#25 born.a.girl

Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

I've only (yet) flown business class once, when they were looking for volunteers to wait until the next flight from Brisbane to Melbourne.

Unbeknown to me, it included a meal (unlike economy) so my Brisbane based partner and I had a meal to fill in the time.

Damned if I was going to miss out on that business class meal with PROPER CUTLERY, though.




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