Well, we’ve been back home for 3 days now but still suffering the jetlag thing and waking up at 2am with our minds busy! Guess it will go away eventually but a little annoying.
Although I’d switched off the forum lists I belong to and a few other things I still had a mountain of emails to go through when I got back home – although I did deal with a few whilst I was away. Having my laptop with me was really worth the hassle of getting it through security each time we went through an airport (and that was a number of times as we travelled through 5 countries Australia – Singapore – UK – Ireland – France and variations thereof). 3 of the places we stayed had hispeed Internet access so it was good to be able to log on and update my family blog to keep people informed of our daily activities. I did it originally for family and a few close friends, but it seems we had a lot more visiting the site regularly.
I had some interesting meetings with members of my team I’d never met before and also a new business contact who had called me from London only 3 weeks before we left – he didn’t know I was coming in his direction but offered immediately to meet me at Heathrow and have discussion over lunch. I just love the way we can do international business these days and the Internet makes it so easy to research and find what you’re looking for before making initial contact – which is what happened in this case.
If you are a VA without a website, then I urge you to do something about it. Providing virtual services needs a virtual presence so people can find you. I’ll explain more in detail in another post dedicated to this topic.