In around 3-weeks we are making the long-haul 22-hour flight to the east coast of the U.S.A. and the count-down is on! I apologise in advance for any other travellers who have also bought the cheapest seats on the airplane we will be on as it is most likely that one of our three children will squeal with ear-pitching excitement, spill their apple juice on you, vomit near your hand bag, or just cry the entire journey. This will be our 14th long-haul flight to/from the US with our children…and all of these things have happened before. I may have to re-consider my “no iPad, just talk to me” rule that I have going. But once we are there it’s a world full of wonderful family, friendly people, cheap clothes, big cars, and big meals (must always remember to order the small cappuccino!), so the very very long flight is worth it.
This trip will be extra special as it will combine visiting our dearly missed family and friends with my other passion
occupational Industrial Hygiene! For a few days I am lucky enough to be able to go down to Washington, DC to participate in the Future Leaders Institute hosted by the AIHA. The focus areas are on broadening interpersonal perspectives, broadening organizational perspectives, collaborative and teamwork efforts, and managing the future. Sounds great to me – I can’t wait to go, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Now, to find my suitcase…