Somehow I had managed to get out of traveling for work for nearly a year now. I knew my luck would eventually run out and now here I am, alone, in a cookie cutter hotel room in Rhode Island at the Double Courtyard Plaza Inn or whatever. I had convinced myself that the quiet room and uninterrupted sleep would be a blessing. Not so much. I think everything in this room is some shade of tan. The lighting is adequate, but not bright. With the TV off, the only sounds are the faint din of some nearby traffic and me typing on my laptop. The bed is comfy but empty. Quite frankly, this room is lifeless. No, it's worse. It's life sucking. It makes me realize how much my family is quite the opposite. My wife and kids are invigorating. A source of energy. Luckily, it's only a few days.
I miss my clan.