Business trip

The first thing that comes to my mind when I’m going somewhere else for a day, two or more is “Where I’m going to sleep?” Obviously I know ahead where I’m going to sleep but I’m interested in details.

Where will that room be? Will it be surrounded by other rooms or it will be more isolated?

The point is, will I be able to have a good non interrupted sleep? Misophonia again. Of course I think about activities I’ll be engaged trough the day but the first thoughts are really about the place where I will sleep.

I’m going to a business trip, to a Conference which will be held during the weekend and Monday. That means I’ll sleep in a hotel for two nights. I’m  heading there on Saturday morning and coming back on Monday at night. Again, the first thing I thought about is sleeping, and I certainly expect to sleep well there.

There will be at least 150 participants there. It will be exhausting for sure, but on the other hand, I’ve never been there so , I might enjoy exploring the city. If I get the chance, that is, the hotel is not that close to the center.

I’m kind of nervous for leaving my children for three days… Any mother will understand that. I know that I’m leaving them in good hands and I know for sure they’ll get more laughter and things they want to do but I’m not allowing them. So, maybe they wont missing me as much as they will miss me.

Conferences, long meetings, workshops and similar are really energy consuming for me. When we get a chance to go on a lunch break or a coffee break I expect people to rest a bit. The thing is that they never do. Even though we suppose to take a break from “business talk” everyone just seem to can’t stop blabbering about the work. For God’s sake!  I can’t talk about work and can’t hear about the work when I’m on a break! Ok? But how to explain that to the rest of the people? You can’t. People like to talk about their work. OK. The only thing I can do is to try to isolate myself. Yes, I said “try to” because that’s not always possible. Someone will approach and start a conversation.

In addition with talking about the work they almost exclusively snack, eat or drink something. I’m nervous because I can’t ignore their talk about the work and that combined with chewing, snacking, lips smacking… ughhrrrrr…

I just can’t skip mentioning that the most of the people I meet trough my work, on this kind of events, consider themselves  VIP. I don’t get that, but I can’t escape it, it’s just the way it is. The more money they have and the more social influence they have the more I find them boring. I don’t look at the people trough suits they wear, money they have, business they own, are they on a high step on the social latter…

I care about other things in people…

I need to pack my luggage and get ready for a conference. I hope I will find a way to deal with human pretentiousness, Miso triggers they going to produce, and “work work work” talks. I’ll be in a real trouble for three whole days…

Someone else will be thrilled to go probably, but not me. I’m just thinking how much strength will I need for dealing with Miso surrounded by that many people.

Edit to add:  the Conference is canceled. Some serious problems occurred and they called me last night to notify me.

I spent the day photographing my husband while fly fishing… And trying not to strangle a flyfisher when he was speaking, explaining something to me while they were eating. They were: “Cmon, join us, lets eat!” I was: “Oh no..Thanks, I’ll be taking some photos…” but no…he had to explain me! Mouth full, smacking, anda bits of food actually came out of his mouth… like he cared.. .oh no…

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I love photography and learning about it. I'll try and fail that's for sure, but sometimes, I hope, I'll do good. As for the Misophonia part of the blog, I'll write honestly about my experiences and feelings, trying to help myself and others who feel the same way as I do and maybe to raise some awareness about this condition. All written here is just and only my opinion.

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