Today’s the day. It is 8/8/14 and my last official day as a small business owner, entrepreneur, accountant, bookkeeper, laundry-picker-upper, closet organizer and chauffeur! That’s right we’ve reached “COB for Do More” day.
…But not without an early morning sunrise to start my day on the Dulles Access Road.
Yep, I have clients coming in on a redeye this morning from South Africa.
It was a little bittersweet seeing the airport terminal bright and shining as the beacon that it is for so many travelers. It’s black “shelves” congruent, symmetrical and perfect and the white “ball” atop, glistening.
I stopped and took a picture, it doesn’t do it justice & yes, I was afraid I’d get questioned by the passing security guard, but, it was a view to be captured. As I climbed back into the car I stopped and thought about just how many times I have been to IAD with clients and to await their arrival.
My clients are quite the globe-trotters. I have taken TR&WW to “the Kong” and back numerous times (& that’s not even counting DCA runs), J&H to and from Africa, Poland, China, the Philippines, London, Orlando & San Francisco, just to name a few, the S-O family to “the Big Island” many summers in a row, one-time clients from Ireland, another client (whose condo I helped sell to them) to Poland, K&B to Australia, among other fun places, the neighbors to St. Maarten, their nanny to Germany, the list goes on…
Just pausing to say “my people” – my clients, turned friends – have been quite the globetrotting bunch and I have enjoyed our talks, “real-life postcards” as I like to call them, about their adventures, both before and after, very much!
I feel honored that so many have trusted me in my numerous vehicles through the years, and sometimes in theirs, to take them safely on their life’s adventures.
Not goodbye, but friendly skies!
(Oh yeah, before I get too sappy, I have another trip back here in 12 short hours as friends depart for Ireland…..cheers!)
Gotta go, they just called from Door 1 and are ready for me to circle around!