Hey! Long time no blog.
I’ve been traveling for 10+ days — it was a crazy trip that was 50% vacation and 50% work. But with the volume of work I tried to do before I left, as well as all the catching up I’ve had to do in the past couple of days, I’ve been out of the picture for much longer.
Here’s what I did…
A few months ago, my buddy’s wife reached out to me via Facebook. My buddy’s name is also named Aaron; Aaron and I, along with a third guy named Brian, have been good friends since third grade. Well, we all turn 40 this year so Aaron’s wife was throwing him a surprise party and she wondered if I could make it a double surprise by flying back to Ontario for his party.
As luck would have it, I was traveling around that time anyway for a conference so I made plans to travel to Ontario first before I went on to my final destination in Dallas TX. I also arranged with Brian’s wife to surprise Brian as well.
I gotta tell you, I was pretty excited and it was not easy to keep all of this off of social media.
Anyway, on the 14th I flew to Toronto, rented a car, and drove to Brian’s house. It was great to surprise him. Then the next day Brian and I went to Aaron’s house for his surprise party and that was a blast too. On the 15th the three of us hung out again — pictured below. It was awesome seeing these guys; I haven’t seen Aaron in 5 years and I haven’t seen Brian in 7 years.
That’s Brian to the left, me in the center, and Aaron on the right.
On the evening of the 15th, I said goodbye to those guys and drove about an hour east to Oshawa — the city where I was born and lived for several years as a child and then in my late teens. I hung out with some family, I saw some friends I haven’t seen in over a decade, and I also did some consulting work for a company that operates there.
On the 20th, I caught an early morning flight (barely!) and spent 8 hours in airplanes and airports, finally arriving in Dallas TX for a conference — The Secrets Of Successful Syndication conference put on by The Real Estate Guys. That conference was amazing… and also a total whirlwind. I was up early everyday and didn’t get to bed until late every night.
I was sure glad when my plane landed back in Winnipeg on Sunday night!
That 10 days was fun and exhausting. I had so much fun and learned a ton, too. This trip was one of the highlights of the year for me.
Now I’m back at my desk and although it’s not quite the whirlwind it has been, I’m excited to be back rocking out content for my clients.
Stay tuned for some really cool things I’ve got cooking in the next couple of weeks.