The Dark Side of Conferences by Sara Vieira shines a light on the hard reality of traveling so much for conferences and work.

I find it funny that a lot of people envy me but most of the people who don’t are people who travel for work too. Traveling is amazing … Until it’s work.

It’s difficult to explain to people who don’t live this strange lifestyle how flying all over the world talking about what you love can really take its toll.

After several instances of feeling utterly and completely wiped out from constant travel, I started making changes to how much I take on. Fortunately, having a baby totally forced me to reprioritize, and I now feel so much better about how much travel I’m signing up for.