"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others." — African Proverb
October is around the corner, and all of a sudden my 10-day trip through Tuscany is only about two weeks away! I just don't even understand Time anymore.... It's passing slowly yet also flashing by, right? In preparation, yesterday I got my flu shot, and tomorrow morning I'm extremely fortunate to receive the Pfizer booster shot. I've never been so happy to still carry some extra weight because it meant I was eligible for that third dose which is a huge relief. It's been six months since my last dose, and I'm about to attend a large travel conference in Lucca - not to mention all the hotels and attractions I'll be visiting. It feels great knowing I'll have that extra protection for my full schedule of meetings and travels.
Still, I would've been just as happy to savor Tuscany without a booster. Like everyone else, I've learned to live (carefully) in this new era, with all the proper precautions. New York City's vaccine mandate for theaters and restaurants helped us already return to beloved pastimes, and we're all getting more comfortable navigating how to exist out in the world fully and safely during this phase we find ourselves in. If you're not in NYC, I highly recommend coming to visit right now! It feels like an oasis in a dark desert - a city breathing to life out of passion, grit, and longing for the things we all loved and miss.
Speaking of which... how about those Tony Awards on Sunday! What a heady mix of stagecraft magic, calls to action, and powerful performances. You could feel the significance of the event and what it means to the hundreds and hundreds of employees to be back at work. The hardest part was seeing the extraordinary loss of talent during the In Memoriam section. The list this year is achingly long and illustrious. May we all live in awareness of the present moment and be grateful for a brighter future.
Nine Muses Travel endured and thrived largely because of how the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce led its members through 2020 with guidance on financial help like PPP loans, EIDL funds, and more. I was very happy to finally thank the President, Randy Peers (pictured above), last week for his invaluable support of our Brooklyn businesses at such a critical time. Our in-person networking event atop the Hampton Inn in downtown Brooklyn was so much fun - perched in their private event space overlooking the city. I also met some wonderful members for the first time like Lishawn Alexander, who brought some of her Lishawn's Cupakes which are SO GOOD. Seriously.
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