I'm in the Bar at Nana's on the 27th floor of the lovely Hilton Anatole relaxing after a week of conference activities (and after three weeks of preparing for said conference, at the same time getting my house ready for market, oh, and work, oh, and life...)
Anyway, I took some time out tonight to sit in the corner of the bar and look out at the Dallas skyline. I spent about two hours in the best corner of the bar. Yes, I monopolized this spot, BUT I also bought drinks and food, so I was legitimate.
Another anyway, this was my first real time to just sit and be after those hectic weeks and falling into bed around 6:00 p.m. last night and not getting up until 7:00 this morning. Tonight I had a little more energy and didn't want to necessarily isolate myself in my room. So, I isolated myself in the corner of the bar. Oh well.
As I looked out on my favorite Dallas view, I overheard some of the conversations around me. Since I'm at an eWomen Network conference, there were a lot of women business owners around. It made me think of some of the connections I'd made while I was here. Some while presenting at AuthorCamp, some in the Publishing Pavilion, and some just out and about.
I also had time just to reflect on the last few weeks and what they've meant to me personally and professionally.
A few random thoughts:
- The best business to be in is one you're passionate about
- Depending upon your business, writing a book can be a smart move. It's an even smarter move if you really want do it and are passionate about your message.
- I give really good advice. I should take some of that advice.
- Stepping out of one's comfort zone is a good thing. Really. I keep telling myself that.
- I want to revisit some of the book ideas I've had noodling around in my head. Stacy, that means us. :)
- It also means some of the book ideas I'm writing on my own. I'm going to make that a reality soon.
- I need a car next time I travel to Dallas. Since I wasn't exhausted tonight, I had more energy to do stuff. Sadly, I didn't have the easy means. Next time, a car.
- I really have to make a Snuffer's date ahead of time. It doesn't seem to happen on its own.
- As I watch cars from far away driving on the highways, I always wonder what their stories are. Where are they going? What's going on deep inside them that they hide from the outside world? What drives them?