Requested Blog Post...What I Do On My Free Time While On Tour

06 Jun, 2020

A common question I get and one that was request for me to blog about is what do I do when I have free time while on tour. 


Well, I do a lot :)


I cook when I can get hotels with a kitchen or rent a house.  Having a kitchen is a the top of my "must haves" when I'm searching for a location. I eat a high nutrient, low garbage diet, not the kind of food in  most restaurants.  I'll either bring my own food, go shopping or both after getting settled in.  I do eat out, just not every day.  I don't like the way that makes me feel.  I'm high energy and active, I need the best high nutrient, organic, non GMO food I can get my hands on.  What eating like this does to my energy level, mental sharpness and body are amazing.


I walk, hike, run, whatever my current mood is.  I like to stay at places that have nice trails.  I love to be out in nature, clearing my mind, getting exercise.  I also workout either at a local gym, the hotel gym or in my room.  I'm not one to sit, I need to move.


I study.  I learn.  I grow.  I usually bring more books than I can read in the time I'm touring.  I research.  I'm a nerd at heart and there's so much I want to know, learn, do and experience.  I'm grateful for the access to so much information.  I don't read fiction, I want to read something I can grow from, something I can use to imporve me and my knowledge.


I visit people.  Depending on the city, I visit peeps I know or meet providers I don't know.  There are some amazing ladies in this hobby!! 


What I don't do:


Shop.  I hate shopping.  I find it boring and time consuming.  If I need to go into a store, I get what I need and leave.  I'll shop online before I spend my day shopping. I have all I need and material things just don't do it for me.


Watch TV.  I don't watch a lot of TV and when I do it's usually something that can benefit me.  I can't get into sitting on the couch and watching sitcoms, movies, etc. I've watched them and there are a few I like however, to make a habit of that or make the TV my default when I'm bored doesn't fit my lifestyle.


Sit on my computer and stay on hobby sites. I check my messages through out the day however, to sit on the computer all day trying to drum up meetings seldom increases my business.  This I know from experience.  I do spend some time, of course.  I do not let it consume my day.


Staring at my phone.  This is mindless.


Going to clubs, bars, nightlife.  Just not my thing, I out grew that many years ago.  Even then, I wasn't huge on bars and clubs.  I don't drink, do drugs or smoke, those things never appealed to me.  I'm not a party girl.


Have so many meetings I don't have down time or any time for me.  To some this is success, to me this is exhausting and a great way to burn out.  I have 1 meeting a day.  This allows me to be well rested, at my best mentally and physically and not be in a rush at all. I like to take my time and get to know someone, make a connection.  I can't do that if my calendar is full and I'm exhausted from the last 2 meetings.  I'm not one that wants a full calendar, I have hiking, cooking and reading to do also :)


I know this isn't the answer those who ask the question are looking for.  One client even tried to get me to "admit" that I do things I don't do.  Why would I lie?  I just figured he's one of those who put labels on people then act all surprised when somone doesn't fit that label.  It's all good.  I kinda like the look on people's faces when I tell them what I'm really about. 


Stripping off a label can be one hell of a sexy experience!!!