The week leading up to my move to Joplin wasn’t quite how I’d planned.
My plan was to spend my last four days in St. Louis living it up with my hubby and spending quality time with Mario. Instead, I spent quality time on the couch – with the flu.
Holy heck was I wiped out. And when I finally felt good enough to be awake for any period of time, I was barely strong enough to hold myself up. I felt sunken and inside-out. By Sunday, I felt a little more like my old self. Thank goodness because I had to pack up every thing I own, well, everything that could fit in my Mustang, and head to Joplin.
My goodbye that morning was a little more tearful than expected, but as we keep saying – we love each other and we will get through this and soon we’ll be together beginning a new chapter in our lives.
I felt immediately better when I arrived at the hotel. I was greeted so warmly by the staff that I knew I was going to be okay.
The next morning, I jumped into my work right away – excited to meet the team, and learn the hotel. I had a few teary moments… a text from my hubby stating he poured me some coffee….just a taste to begin with….the way I like it….
I’m gonna miss our morning coffee talks.
Then a delivery of beautiful flowers to the front desk and a sweet note from my hubby saying he always knew I was amazing.
I’ve never felt more loved.
I spent my first few days soaking up everything and trying to organize my office… and my mind. I’d wake up in the middle of the night thinking about all the stuff I needed to figure out, and all the stuff I wanted to work on, and find it difficult to go back to sleep.
By the end of the week, I had settled into my new role, but the reality of living in a hotel began to hit me. I want to continue to eat the way I did at home – protein pancakes after working out, smoothies for an evening treat – but dang that’s difficult in a hotel.
I’m trying to make it work, bringing the comforts of home to my hotel room any way I can.
It’ll be a long few months, but it’s been an exciting experience so far. Can’t wait to see what week two has to bring!