August passed and she wondered where the Ralph Lauren peops shot their kids ad campaign. She was not contacted to work, so she figured she was passed over for the job.
She was telling a friend on Tuesday how she usually went on 1 or 2 work trips a year, and how she liked the little break it gave her. She thought maybe this year she wouldn't get that chance.
Then in her inbox Wednesday morning, she was offered 4 days in the Adirondack Mountains with Ralph Lauren.
Oh she wanted to say YES so bad. She looked at her calender. She looked up Adirondacks. Oh man, those mountains are far away! She emailed back and forth with the booker trying to figure out the logistics of how it would work.
Her husband has to leave early on the travel-back day, and she has a possible callback on the travel-up day, so she wants to drive herself up and back. But....5 hours...in the car....alone. She hasn't driven more than a half hour since she got permission to drive again.
She is pretty sure it's not going to work out in the end, but all day yesterday she tried to think of possible scenarios that could get her to that job. She hates passing, but alas this time...