November 28, Sunday
Finally, I am home! It took me a couple of days to recover enough even to write this. In the morning I did final packing and Sheela drove me to the airport. We had a lovely talk, as usual. This entire trip has been filled with wonderful talks.
I flew Air Europa for the first time, and it was a good experience, except for the airplane food once again. I really need to remember to order the gluten-free meal next time. I saw a really good movie on the plane: “Truth,” about the fall of Dan Rather from CBS News. I highly recommend it.
The rest of the time I worked on my new book, Seduced by Consciousness, and tried to sleep but only caught about a half-hour. Gee, it takes at least two hours longer to fly from Madrid to Miami than it does to Boston.
My son Dave picked me up at the airport and we grabbed a very quick bite to eat, then he put me on a train (we had all kinds of trouble finding the station), I got off at the Boca Raton station where my car was patiently waiting for me and it started up right away. By the time I got home it was after midnight.
I’m feeling really run down right now, as if a cold is trying to come on. But what an incredible trip! I am filled to the brim. I could not have asked for anything better. On only one day did I feel in kind of a low-ish mood—the first day of the VIVA conference; and the rest were not just normal but high mood days. Not bad for almost an entire month. Hopefully, I’ll be able to go back to Spain again in about six months. I’m growing very attached to that place.
Thank you to everyone for being so wonderful, to all my trainees who were off the charts, to all the VIVA attendees, to Marien’s Leadership attendees. And an extra special thank you to those who went out of their way for me on this trip: Amanda G., Sheela, Katja, Holly, Richard, Lise, Amanda O., Sue & Peter, Marien, Mark and, of course, Robin. Then I have to give extra, extra special kudos to Gabriela, with whom it was so wonderful to work again after so many years. Also, thank you to the three of you who faithfully read this blog. Signing off.