Last night was weird... I slept in my own bed! The 2012 Autism Awareness and Understanding Tour isn't quite halfway but the way the path across the country worked out made it where I would have a few days at home. It hasn't even been two weeks but the sensation was that as if I was somewhere foreign.
Just because I am home doesn't mean the tour has taken a break. This morning I was on the Big 550 KTRS with McGraw Milhaven and then I had a taped interview on KMOX. Tomorrow I have a closed presentation followed up with a book signing event at Left Bank Books so if you are in the Saint Louis area be sure to stop by and say hi.
After KMOX I made a stop at TouchPoint and that too felt odd. Well, it was also sad because we are in the process of moving locations and it was rough to see the process of where all that I am began. It was almost three years ago that I went through the parent training program there and it has been just over two years ago that I started working there. That building has been so important in my life and when my tour is over it will be all but vacant. With my associative memory system this is going to be a tough thing to go through, but I just need to tell myself that it is the people and programs of TouchPoint that make TouchPoint, well, TouchPoint and the new location will offer the same feelings for me eventually.
So that has been my day. For the rest of the day I'm just going to take it easy and enjoy this time to relax as tomorrow there are those two events and then sometime on Sunday the tour continues with a drive to Topeka.
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