The Joys of Traveling for Work

My east coast co-workers have this idea that if I’m from Utah that I am better accustomed to the cold than they are. They are wrong. This morning I was walking the two blocks between my hotel and the office when I was slapped in the face with an icy wet wind so cold that I yelled, reflexively, “God damn!” as if I had stubbed a toe. 

I had planned, for dinner, to find a sushi restaurant. But I had some work to do. And frankly it was too cold to leave the hotel. So I stayed in. However, this is the view from my hotel’s restaurant. Try not to feel too badly for me. 


About Rachel Lewis

I am a writer, ceramic artist, knitter, and stepmom. As a playwright, I had six short plays produced in showcases and festivals in Manhattan, Salt Lake City, and Austin. My full-length play, Locking Doors, was presented by Wordsmith Theatre Company in The New Lab Theatre (University of Utah) in 2005. I co-wrote a teleplay titled “Thank God I’m Atheist” which won the 2015 “No God But Funny” contest founded by the Center for Inquiry. My short nonfiction essay, “It’s Coming Down,” was published by the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. My essay "The Red Rock Chronicles" was published in Contemporary West magazine. I currently work in pharmaceuticals professionally and write recreationally, but dream of making the transition to write professionally and do pharmaceuticals recreationally. I am a Utah native and live in Salt Lake City with my family and our Goldendoodle. I am working on a collection of humorous non-fiction essays and a second full-length play. Follow me at: @rachel_lewis_ut (Twitter) @rachel_lewis_ut (Instagram)

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