Unlike last year, I started this year without any trips in sight. It didn't however take long to have the first one in my calendar already. Heading to Latvia today for two days to kick off our new leadership program.
It's good time to head south at this time of the year. It's the coldest time of the year so some warmth is always welcome. Except Latvia isn't that much warmer anyway. And it hasn't been that cold here either this year.
Actually, it's about the coldest day of the winter so far. Still nowhere near normal coldness you would expect here at this rime of the year. So instead of escaping the coldness it would have been nicer to stay and enjoy it while it lasts. Hopefully there is some snow on the ground when I return. That would be a nice surprise.
Maybe in the near future it will become more preferable to travel somewhere cold during the scorching summer heat instead of escaping the freezing cold and darkness. It's hard to appreciate things you are used to. Until they are not there anymore.