My job was one of the essential parts of my life.
I loved what I did, and it allowed me to travel.
If it weren’t for it, I doubt I’d ever have found myself in Libertyville. Last spring, we had an important conference happening in Illinois. I was among the team chosen by our company president to attend. So much was changing in the industry, and such events were crucial to our growth. We flew to Libertyville on a Friday evening and settled in our hotel. Though it was spring, there was still a noticeable chill in the air. That’s why I was so delighted with the zoned heating in the hotel. I had the liberty to change the temperature settings as I pleased in my room. The next day, my colleagues and I felt the need to enjoy some time exploring the outdoors. Our waiter the previous night had told us about the Lake County Forest Reserves. There were so many beautiful trails where hiking was allowed. That sounded like so much fun, so we set off early in the morning. We planned to hike for some time then go into the town to have some breakfast. The forest reserves were as adventurous as we’d been told, if not more. Many hikers enjoyed the wide paths surrounded by pure nature. It felt good to get some exercise and marvel at the views. Plus, we learned we could come back again and bike. Once we’d had enough of the hike, we went into the town and got to explore some lovely restaurants. Indeed I had been wrong about Libertyville since it had so much to offer.