We learn and adapt our behavior in the small things we do and notice every day. In 2017, I'm keeping track of these tiny lessons and adaptations in my life.
Take Advantage of Work Travel
I was invited to speak at a Health IT conference in Orlando this week and was lucky to have my mom come up and stay in the not-so-resort-y resort for a couple of nights. I was busy during the days, but she was patient and we had a fun time together in the evenings. I love when we are able to spend time together.
When You Take the Wrong Bus, Try to Enjoy the Ride
This conference was enormous and included 18 different hotel shuttle busses at the end of the day, but I didn't respect this fact and just saw a shuttle and hopped on it without researching that I was supposed to get on a specific route. I ended up pretty far from my hotel but met a few new people along and way and got to see Hard Rock Hotel. I have really benefited from reaching a place where I don't stress out about things I can't control anymore and I can deal with this sort of mishap with minimal stress and maximum laughs.
When forming queues, humans naturally curl.
Only at Disney would I learn this lesson, but maybe it'll come in handy one day. If given infinite space, people lining up always create curls in their lines - they do not just make one long straight line. Surely that's good to know...
Reuniting Feels So Good
I HATE leaving my dog at the kennel when I have a trip, but picking her up is so fantastic. She hides in my legs and usually won't move her own legs and has to be dragged to the back. I know she is fine while she's there, and seeing her wagging body (she does not limit wagging to her tail) when I pick her up is just an awesome end to any trip.
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