I know I’ve been writing in stops and starts but I’m getting to that point where everything is being lumped together now as my trip begins to wind down. I am getting ready to pack the bags and make a mental list of what else I need to get. At this point, I’ve reached out to everyone I need to see and have wrapped up all the pending meetings. I guess the others will just have to wait until the next trip.
For once I cannot wait to get on the plane taking me back to New York, but I have two or three things still pending here at home. I am hoping everything gets settled by tonight so I can wrap up tomorrow and head home feeling I have accomplished what I came here for. In many respects, I know I have. Whatever I failed to do or didn’t quite finish, I know I gave it my best shot.
So today I have a possible meeting tonight hanging over my head — otherwise, it’s just getting things together for the trip home. Going to grab some groceries this morning, meet up with some friends midday and in the afternoon, and then the meeting (if it happens) or a dinner with friends (if it doesn’t). This is the bittersweet thing about leaving after any visit here in New York — it’s trying to make the most of everything I’m leaving yet again for the nth time.