When my morning train ride became my new “nightclub”

This morning, as I took the 7:15 inbound train to Chicago, I found myself thinking, wow--I love the women that take this morning train. This may be one of the most social times of my day. When I was in my twenties, I went to law school in Miami. I lived in South Beach, and I was very astute about where the new nightclub or hot restaurant was.  I danced into the wee hours of the morning, made friends, hung out with my now-husband, and gained insight into the woman I was becoming.

Now I learn who I am on my morning commute!

Through these daily train rides, I have absorbed what is happening in my community, noted the latest fashions on display during my walk to and from the train, overheard how to get a workout in during a busy day, and much more. We sit for 40 (sometimes 60) blissful minutes on the way to the city and talk about all the hot topics in our lives.  We laugh, we cry, we have each other’s backs. This morning alone we covered birthday parties, after-school activities, Moms’ Nights Out, golf lessons, weekend adventures, boardroom etiquette, employee incentives, leadership panels, and more. It is so refreshing to sit with these incredibly sweet and successful women and feel like I have a community to hold me up.

I feel blessed to be a part of this working mom tribe.

Is there a place in your life that has become your new “nightclub”?