I’m in San Francisco this week to speak at TED Women. The actual talk is tomorrow, but I was able to practice on stage today, which was pretty fun. It will be more fun tomorrow with a big audience, because part of speaking is feeding off the energy in a room. I’m looking forward to it.
One of my favorite parts of traveling to the West Coast is the time change (seriously!) That first morning, I wake up very very early, and yet I feel like I slept in. It’s like for a day I’m one of those people I wrote about in What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. This morning I woke up around 5 a.m., lay in bed daydreaming for a while, then did 2 hours of work. I went for a run along the Embarcadero. It was gorgeous to see the morning sun on the water, the boats, the fog settled over the hills. I ran 5 miles and then rewarded myself with McDonald’s for breakfast (does that defeat the point of the run? you ask. No — I run so I can eat sausage biscuits with egg.)
When I went to register for the conference, I started speaking to another woman who also looked vaguely lost hunting for the entrance to the venue. It turned out she was from the Main Line area outside Philly too! It is a small world (my kids and I did go on that ride at Disney…)
Anyway, I’ll write more tomorrow after the speech, but in the meantime, wish me luck!