I read about writers who love to take the train. It sounded like a writer's dream. Since I want to write another book, possibly scifi, I couldn't wait for the opportunity to write on the train. I was picturing myself getting so much work done during my ride.
It was so much fun to talk to people ahead of time about my upcoming train trip and hear about the trips they want to take on the train. The conversations and stories turned out to be a highlight of taking a train trip.
I found the best part of my 2-day train trip was relaxing while watching the amazing scenery, serenity, and sharing stories with other passengers in the dining car. We talked about Dr. Who, science fiction, gardening, and vegetables. I even got praise for my book, Vegetable Kids in the Garden from people interested in gardening and vegetables. It was a fun place to network.
There are so many ways to talk about yourself, become yourself, and reach out to others in unconventional ways. I didn't write much on the train, but I found that taking time out to see nature, talk with different people, and gain a new perspective inspired me to do the work I want to do. I was excited about hearing more stories, talking to people, and finding creative ways to use social media.
A career is more than a resume and a business is more than selling a product. Doing something different, finding a new perspective, sharing interests and a bit of our lives is part of creating career success.
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