No, I’m not turning this website into a travel blog, haha. Arrived in Taipei last night and although I didn’t get up as early as I would have liked, I did manage to make it out of bed before breakfast stopped being served. Today is Sunday and perforce (thankfully) a rest day for me. I’m hoping to get a good long walk around town in today. If I can get around 20k steps in, I might actually be able to beat Valerie in the Weekend Warrior challenge on our Fitbits. Though I certainly should have the time to do so, I’m not sure I’ll have the inclination. Plus, I have 1-2 hours worth of work to do in preparation for my meetings tomorrow.
This should be an ok trip, business-wise. I’m meeting with just about all of my current clients and a couple of prospects. Obviously, this being a sales trip, it would be nice to have a few more prospect meetings lined up, but I didn’t send as many cold call emails as I should have to tip the numbers to that outcome. Still, it will be acceptable if I can bring back all the clients I worked with last year.
I don’t really have any personal goals for this trip, other than to pick up some obviously-from-Taiwan presents for Henry and Oscar. I guess my personal goals for this week would be to try to continue my current habits while abroad: drink at least 2L of water every day, shoot for 10k steps, stay productive, and add a little bit more exercise into my routine.
We’ll see. Part of me doesn’t want to be here – would rather be home with Valerie and the boys – but all of me is actually here on the other side of the world, so I’m going to do my best to stay in the present and do a good job at what I came here to do. One of these days I’m actually going to sign myself up for a several-week course in Mandarin so I don’t seem like such a goddamned roundeye while I’m here.