Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Grace in Small Things No. 544: The BlissDom Canada Conference Hotel Room Edition

Grace in Small Things No. 544: The BlissDom Canada Conference Hotel Room Edition

This is the view from my nap position on a hotel couch in Mississauga, Ontario.

  1. I love arriving early to what will be a busy speaking engagement and conference — in this case it's BlissDom Canada — and then taking several hours to quite literally stretch myself across every piece of furniture in my hotel room like a cat lazily claiming their territory.
  2. I feel clean and sweet just looking at the tidy row of miniature shampoo and cream bottles lined up on the bathroom shelf.
  3. Having a hot shower, wrapping myself in a fluffy robe that doesn't have cat hair on it, and eating room service dessert at midnight is a decadence I never squander.
  4. Overheard conversations covertly scribbled next to my plate in the hotel restaurant make great fodder for poetry when I have a quiet moment.
  5. I like to trace the lines of another city's skyline with my eyes when it is lit up at night and the distant traffic moves muffled below.

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Late Afternoon Hotel Nap

Late Afternoon Hotel Nap

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