Las Vegas is another world. It's like Disneyland for adults. Everything you're told to be careful with is there in abundance - sex, alcohol, gambling, and 24 hours of stimulation.
I just returned from a work trip to sin city. Surprisingly, I feel more relaxed that when I left. Turns work trip with a large group of beautiful women was exactly what I needed.
I have been questioning, as usual, my place in life and where I'm meant to be. This trip reinforced that I have everything I need right now, especially when it comes to having a wonderful group of friends and coworkers.
We worked hard, slept little, and had a lot of fun as a team.
One morning I went for a walk in the 6am light. The construction workers were out, as were the girls in 6 inch heels and the boys stumbling home. A talented musician belted out "You are so beautiful" for change. Vegas is somethin else.
On our last night I was reminded that life is an adventure. My coworker and I managed to miss our flight while the rest of our team had boarded. Rather than panic, we made the most of it.
We checked our tired bodies into a hotel, changed back into our heels and dresses, found Champagne, and enjoyed a serene mimosa kind of morning by the pool before heading back to the airport. This woman means a lot to me, so an extra mini vacation with her was a gift and a practice in gratitude.
I've always thought I needed quiet and alone time to find clarity but this trip proved to be quite the opposite. As overwhelming as it sometimes was, I found myself totally at peace surrounded by good people who love and understand me. I realized I've got it really good right now. I'm happy.
I was also reminded that as well planned and rounded I'd like my life to be, an adventure is always more fun.