It’s been a looooong time since I went anywhere.
Being an aspiring agoraphobe, it’s already difficult to pry me out of the house without the assistance of heavy machinery. Unless we’ve run out of gin or chocolate, of course. That constitutes an emergency.
We TALK about going places. A LOT. It’s just every place is so FAR. And out of the house. We’ve even made one or two half-hearted attempts at planning little trips. They never pan out. Not that I’m complaining.
Business travel is different. I WILL leave the house for business, but business travel has been so severely curtailed in these trying economic times, the opportunity rarely presents itself.
The Rational Software Conference has become my one trip each year.
But (and there IS a point to this post SOMEWHERE, I swear) the problem is that I’ve forgotten how to travel.
I let my passport expire for a short time. I have no reason to log onto Dopplr anymore. I no longer know how to navigate the IBM travel site to make my travel arrangements, and I’m not 100% sure I remember how to fill out an expense report. But I’ve got time to figure that out.
And I find myself tickled beyond measure to be going places. Even if that place is Orlando.
Now I have to go pack. I’m going to Orlando, you know. In June.