Christ the Redeemer, from my hotel window
It has been a work trip I was dreading. I'd tear up every time I thought about it. It would be my very first time being apart from JE and SE since they were born. It was a very long journey to Brazil. The last time I'd traveled for work was over a decade ago. From being a frequent flier with work trips every month... to not even having a valid passport for the last 4 years.
If I'd known upfront that a trip was involved, I'd have run away quick. As it was, by the time an onsite visit was deemed necessary, it was already a bad time to to ditch the project.
So here I am in Rio de Janeiro. First drama was, I confused the date/time (what a rookie mistake!) and went to the airport a day late. Managed to sort that out (with a RM1900 penalty which luckily my boss didn't bat an eyelid in approving) and took the flight I'd thought I was on. It took 30 hours from home to hotel. So tired and I missed the kiddos terribly. Day1 was tough.
It's now Day2, finished a day at the office and my mood has improved.
Now to finish off what I need to, and get home.