It is Saturday afternoon and it’s been quite some time since I last wrote. I could tell you that the Attention pilot was so successful that I simply haven’t done anything other than sit in cross legged position and had deep thoughts about all of the questions about the meaning of life. However, funny as that image is in, since even sitting still for 10 minutes to meditate here motivates all of the pets to come around and head butt me until I show signs of life, it’s not the truth.

The truth is, I am tired. This morning I woke up at 935 and by 1135, I was taking a nap again. One of the interns, not on my team, wanted to throw a hackathon to reach students. I agreed to support her in this. Which really meant letting go and only stepping in if shit hit the fan. After many weeks of planning, it finally happened yesterday. It wase officially from 10AM-10PM, however, it went way over and I was there for the whole thing. She was really happy that she had done it, the students had a great time. This morning, I had several requests on LinkedIn already from the attendees.

This week also mean an enormous reorganization at work. At this moment, I don’t know how many people I won’t be working with anymore since everyone is under an NDA. I know of a few and I can figure out that if I had stayed in my old role, I would have been impacted. Unexepectedly, someone was named to head my one woman department and it wasn’t me. That was a little weird at first since I heard it fifteen minutes before it was announced. However, we have spoken yesterday and it’s my understanding that this is more of a resting place for him while he searches for his next step. In the meantime, I will keep going with the work we are doing. By we, I mean me and my mighty team of two interns.

I also end up going to the office now 4 times a week. Originally, the interns and I agreed to two days a week in the office together but with all of the change and projects we are tackling, it’s getting out of hand. I leave on Friday for Las Vegas, for our annual conference. When I come back, I am going to recommit to the twice a week in the office goal. πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow, GG and I are headed to Maastricht to see Andre Rieu. I have been informed that David Hasselhoff, yes, that real one, will be a guest performer. I am not entirely sure what to think about that. Applying what I learned last year, we have reservations for one of the restaurants on the square instead of buying concert tickets. This means we’ll be able to enjoy the whole concert with dinner and wine. I am looking forward to it. I have to be back in the office on Monday (poor planning) so it is a 24 hour escape πŸ™‚

Last Sunday, we went with the meetup and the dogs to spend 3 hours boating through the Waterland reserve. It was really nice, I was at the helm the whole time. George was there occasionally to lend a wise paw. However, I left all my sunblock at home because it was overcast and windy and I figured that wouldn’t change. Wrong. Five minutes after we cast off, the sun came out and stayed out the whole afternoon. Which resulted in a lovely shade of really red. It was really relaxing though once I stopped worrying about drowning everyone in the boat by not paying attention.

As for the rest of today, it’s off to walk with the boys, do the laundry, host the monthly meetup tonight at Amsterdam’s last women’s bar and get to bed on time so I can be fully rested for the wonder that is the ‘Hoff πŸ˜‰

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