Last night I had the great pleasure and honor of speaking for the Modern Professionals group of International Women Associates. The title of my speech was ‘My Adventurous Life – From Broadway to the Boardroom to Backpacking Around-the-World.’
It was so fun to share my adventures with a really great group of women, and to encourage them to ‘think outside the box’ and not limit themselves to ‘an ordinary life’ when there is a whole world out there waiting to be explored.
I shared several of my favorite travel quotes and brought along my big wall map of the world with all the places I plan to visit ‘starred.’ I also brought my fabulous little Briggs & Riley 19″ carry-on suitcase and packing cubes from eBags.com for Show & Tell.
The Q&A that followed was a great way for me to answer questions and also to learn more about these wonderful women, all who have either lived in or are from countries other than the United States. I even got some great pointers, like why I really must visit Albania, to a contact for selling off all my ‘stuff’ before I leave!
Afterwards, a small group went to the bar at Morton’s Steakhouse for a late evening snack. HINT – the Morton’s Bar Menu has the most fabulous line-up of ‘bites’ for the most fabulous prices in all of Chicago! Steak Sliders for $7 and a REALLY good Dirty Martini for $8. It was a perfect way to end the day.
Thanks to all to attended and are now following this blog. (I hope!)
Until next time…..