Recently, I presented on this topic at the inaugural Ladies, Luggage and Lipstick conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a phenomenal experience! I was shocked by the number of attendees who had an interest in my specific topic. Normally, I’m presenting on topics like strategic planning, personal branding, monitoring, and evaluation, or some other rather heavy topic. However, this conference was targeted at preparing women of color who might be thinking about traveling abroad to take the plunge.
I’ve been stuck one too many times having to carry my luggage all by myself great distances and up and down flights of stairs. There have been times when I’ve had to turn down last-minute treks because I had too many things to carry. There have also been times when I didn’t have the right items in my luggage. Either, I had too much of the wrong things or not enough of the right things.