I like my job for many reasons. One big one is that I work in a small office, but I’m actually part of a huge company (I don’t really know if it’s huge, but it’s the biggest one I’ve ever worked for!) that is headquartered in San Diego, which means…trips to that office on occasion and an annual conference held in a beautiful hotel in a great location there!
Last week, I went to my third conference, which is nuts! I remember the first one…I went for just one night I think and felt like such a newbie! Now I get to stay for the whole week (whole half-week really) and feel like an old pro.
Basically, all the corporate employees and the independent sales people (more or less) we serve converge for five days of meetings and learning sessions. And then at night, there are dinners and drinks and schmoozing with names that, now that I’m not tucked away in the little office, have faces. It feels like camp and vacation and a drink the Kool-Aid convention all at once and it’s a good thing.
That beautiful hotel? Here’s my view:
Looking around the convention hall during peak times + the APP that was created JUST for the conference + branded hotel room key cards helped me realize it really is a big company and a big event.
Here are some of my uber-professional outfits from the events (a big deal because usually work is a little more casual):
There were three other options, but apparently my nude pumps from G by Guess are my fave and those Columnist pants from Express that Boyfriend helped me pick out are fantastic…like wearing yoga pants, shhh don’t tell! And, yes, I got to wear a name tag lanyard all week! Hooray!
Finally…I was able to sneak away for two runs (an improvement over last year), less than I had planned, but there were much later nights than I was expecting! I ran by the harbor and into downtown, past Petco Park.
P.S. San Diego, I love you.