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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Back to Asia

I've lost track of the number of times I've been to Asia but I think I'm over 15.  I've been working in the toy industry for 15 years, and while I don't go to Asia every year, some years I went twice or 3 times per year.  This time it's been 2 years since I was last there.  I remember telling a co-worker that I was tired and feeling burned out.  I had plans to return later that fall but she said maybe I didn't need to.  I got pregnant when I got home, and no one asked me to go back until now.

It's almost like putting running shoes on and picking up running again after two years.  I'm a little tired at first but it doesn't take long to find my groove.

The main difference between traveling now and before I had kids is that I must keep myself to a very strict schedule.  Two weeks max.  I had the opportunity to see the new Shanghai Disneyland and Vietnam but both would have meant an extra week and missing the kids last day of school.  Plus we have plans to go to Texas after they get out of school, so I'm on an ironclad tight schedule.  In fact it was May or Fall.  It's okay though, I'd rather get it over with, work a bizzion hours while in Asia, then come home and vacation like it's my job.

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