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2 Oct

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I’m finally back from Annapolis and well rested after a relaxing weekend.

So last week I had to go to Annapolis, Maryland on business. It was for a conference hosted by one of the product lines my company carries. There were a few days of meetings and presentations, as well as several dinners and activities. There was also a lot of networking for me, being I was the only representative from my company attending it afforded me the time and opportunity to attempt to bring on more clients. It was nice for me to be back in Maryland for a brief bit. I went to college in Baltimore and also met my husband there, so the visit made me a bit nostalgic.

For these sort of trips I always pack one carry on bag with enough items to mix and match to allow me probably 8 outfit options over 4-5 days. Here’s two examples of outfits I wore to some of the meetings and presentations. My industry is made up of mostly men who wear polo shirts and khakis, so while I have to look professional I can still have a bit more fun with my outfits than women can in other industries. I usually love to take a super serious look, like a pencil skirt and crisp button down and toughen it up a bit with my accessories.

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One of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to go sailing on a large schooner in the Chesapeake Bay. We had several activity options, including a tour of the naval academy, a trolley tour, finishing and then sailing. Though I initially debated if I made the right choice, I’m glad I went with the sailing. Annapolis is, after all, the sailing capital of the US (which I did not know before this trip!).

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Besides the sailing being a lot of fun, we also were the only group that received lunch and an open bar on our excursion. Who says work can’t be fun?

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While we were out, we got to watch the women’s world championship sailing event which was really interesting to get to see so close up. Our schooner was also the ship used in the sailing scene in the movie Wedding Crashers, which was cool to learn as well.

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While I’m glad to be back, I do have to go back on the road in a few weeks. I have a lot to get done in the meantime before then. My main goal this week is to finally get the rest of my summer 30 for 30 posts up. It is fall now after all and my procrastination is getting ridiculous.