I'm sure you've done it (I can't be the only one!). You race to the airport to make a flight, get safely through security, and then wait to make the walk down the jetway to your plane. When finally aboard you pack into your seat like a sardine with every form of entertainment at your fingertips--books, magazines, movies, and oh yes, work! 

Being a petite woman, having that slightly angled seat that hubs the window doesn't bother me so much. ...No, I'll be bolder than that. I typically prefer it. Why? ...Oh, my friends, why not? No matter how many times I fly I marvel at the technology that it takes to get that many people up in the air. And when finally up there, I marvel at...everything! All that stuff that I brought to occupy myself while I'm captive in that seat? It usually sits there while my senses take in the clouds, the sound of the engine, the view of the changing landscapes, the sun and its changing position in the sky. 

And herein lies my truth. I'm a fundraiser. Like, many of you I manage a very large and often stressful workload. And I probably don't let my mind rest as often as I ought to. But when I fly, for those few hours, my mind gets to go wherever it wants to.

According to an article by Business News Daily, Event Coordination is number five in the Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs in the USA!! Get this... it follows enlisted military personnel, firefighters, airline pilots, and police officers! So hey, my fellow gala event planners, let's vow to take care of ourselves--and each other. Life is precious and so is the impact of your work. Take time to breathe, take in the scenery, and let your mind wander once in a while. The world needs you and the causes you serve will be the better for it!