Getting Back in Focus
Thursday I had a business trip for a client. It was sprung on me late Wednesday night, which led to much scrambling to prepare, as there were some things I needed to bring that were still backed in boxes from the recent move. As unexpected, hectic, last minute, and exhausting as it was, this trip was a very good thing for me in multiple ways. I’m still in recovery mode a bit, but I learned several good things. Hey Mr. No Name, here’s a list (since I know you love them so) :
1) Mrs. AP and I have awesome sex when we force the kids to go to bed well before we’re exhausted. Lately we’ve been letting them just stay up — it’s summer, and I work overnight for my “Day Job”, so the longer the kids stay asleep during the day the more uninterrupted sleep I get. Sadly, the adverse affect of this is that Mrs. AP and I are usually so exhausted by the time the young ones DO go to sleep that all we do is snuggle and cuddle and talk and pass out. Now, I adore this quiet time with Mrs. AP. I love how we reconnect and de-stress and rely upon each other to help us end our day. But Wednesday night we put the kids to bed a little earlier to make sure we could reconnect before my trip, and hot damn was it intense. Her eyes were burning with passion as I slid atop her, and every little touch from me seemed to push her into another orgasm before I even entered her. She came as my cock brushed her clit. She came as I entered her. She came as I bottomed out inside her. Short, hard orgasms rocked her one after another, and very soon we were at it like teenagers who hadn’t seen each other for a week. We exploded, saw new galaxies, and both felt much better for it. I think it’s something we definitely need to remember that we need as a couple.
2) I have been out of my career field — I’m an Information Technology Specialist by trade and training — for far too long. It’s been 3 years since I got to put my skills to good use, and in this instance, I was able to recall everything from configuring my client the last time around to resolve an issue faster than they thought possible. The fact that none of their existing people could solve in a day what took me an hour only further cemented my desire to be back in that game, now.
3) I miss flying for work. I bounced, all told, between 5 airports in a one day round-trip business trip. From Tampa to Houston to Dallas (Love) to DFW in the morning, and then from DFW to Charlotte to Tampa in the evening. Yes, I had a 17 hour work day in the middle of my “weekend.” Yes, I flew on 4 different planes and slept on 2 of them, yes I had to sit through a delay in Charlotte, something that happens every time I hit that airport after 5 pm. It was long, and tiring, and exhausting, and I loved it. I love the feeling of power behind the takeoff. I love looking out the window and seeing nothing but sky, or watching towns I know pass under me and gaining a new perspective on where I live or work. Once upon a time I had 2 -3 business trips a month, usually just a few days each. I’ve had two such trips since July 2009, and both have been in the past 4 months. There’s a rhythm to airports and planes that I missed. It’s funny the things to which one adapts.
4) I will only get back into this field if I work harder at reminding my client why they need me on staff full time. This trip served as a perfect way to get my foot in the door. My deep experience with them previously gives me experience and knowledge that nobody else can match. I am uniquely qualified to offer a level of service simply unobtainable from anybody else, and after this past week, I have reaffirmed that claim. This is my job to win back.
Time to step to.
Stay SINful, friends.