It doesn’t feel like it’s been all that remarkable, this week that’s just gone, until I look at all that’s happened.
- A collaboration involving five people from four countries was approved – enabling me to work with some great mates on a challenging and exciting project
- A good friend gave birth to her first child – always reason for celebration
- Another friend had confirmation of a new job and resigned his old one.
- There were numerous birthdays this week – what is it about the last week of August?
- My niece got married
- Anne Pattillo and I wrote a manifesto about our facilitation training, and tweaked the program
- Some strategy work in developing countries was confirmed
- Saw a remarkable one-man, 30 puppets play called Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy
- I helped a friend in Sweden design an important three-day workshop he’s facilitating in Paris this weekend
- My persistent cough finally packed up and left – for good, I hope!
- I took some half-decent photos on my new camera – in total manual mode (now to take some fully-decent ones)
- Caught up with another friend who has been overseas for the last seven weeks
- And had lunch with yet another friend who I hadn’t seen for about 10 years
- Spoke with at least 10 people on skype from six different countries
- Explained to my hairdresser how he could talk to his mum and his sister (in England) at the same time on skype using conference call
- Helped another friend who is making a documentary film organise a trip to the US, set up skype, and introduced him to people I know in places he’s visiting
- I read lots of inspirational blogs, funny blogs, shocking blogs; connected via Twitter and Facebook
- Three books arrived from the US courtesy of the TED book club
Sometimes it’s worth stopping to take stock.
Lucky I don’t have a real job!
Phew! Time for a drink, I reckon.