August is all about conferences in our family. As a fire chief, hubby attends two conferences, and they’re both in August. The first is a regional conference, always in Raleigh, and the second’s an international one held in different cities across the US. This week we’re in Raleigh; next week, Chicago.
I enjoy traveling, but I confess I tend to be more of a “routine” kinda gal.
I mean, really. Raleigh and Chicago offer some spectacular sights, but what can beat the view from our back deck?
And hotel coffee doesn’t compare to the strong brew I make at home.
This week we were able to bring along our baby, but next week, we’ll have to leave him at home. He’s skiddish about getting in an elevator. I can’t imagine how he’d be after being forced into the belly of a plane.
I’ll miss the big baby next week.
And my writing?
Usually, I write from my office every day. No music. No distractions. No noise. Just the way I like it. But that means conferences stretch my comfort zone,
take me out of my normal writing environment.
Which means my word count comes to a screeching halt.
So, every August I’m faced with a difficult decision.
Traveling with hubby or staying at home to write?
Hmmm…not a no-brainer for me. I choose him.
What about you?
What brings you out of your comfort zone?
Are you a routine kinda person or do you like to shake things up?