July 20, 2015: Time to Slow Down?
|My travel buddy|
Our experience of spending a total of ten hours at Denver International Airport today will serve as a good reminder.
Life has been hectic and chaotic for us, to say the least. We seem to follow the march of the next battle, going armed into the battlefield without a second thought on our preparedness. Days turn into night and a calendar reminder, our only salvation as a reminder on the day of the week.
Although this is typical for a go-live of a company of our size, Garrett and I aren't used to even a hint of disorganization in our lives. We are both creatures of habit who pride ourselves on a tight calendar and balanced checkbook.
We knew we were falling below the high bar we set for ourselves, but the sequence of today's events felt like a slap in the face from Mother Reality.
The story, you ask? There must be a story? Of course there is a story and I will tell it. With complimentary glass of red wine to my right and a free A-List Preferred wi-fi connection, it looks like I have a good 45 minutes to transcribe to paper our day.
The morning started with the usual. Garrett waking up to the thoughts swirling in his head and a tug to his computer with me sleeping in an hour past Garrett's internal wake-up call. And then an easy drive to drop off kids and make it to the airport with time to spare.
- Find a convenient airport parking space. Check.
- Note on parking ticket the marked lettered spot. Check.
- Quick trip to bathroom prior to security. Check.
- Choice of shortest TSA-pre line. Check.
- Pull out driver's license. Check.
- Pull up boarding pass on phone. Check.
"Garrett, why does my boarding pass have your name on it?"
- Search Southwest phone app for my reservation. No Check.
- Search calendar for typically earmarked Outlook invite for my reservation. No Check.
- Look at my husband and panic. Double Check.