Had a strong day planned out, with 3 interviews scheduled, workout and time to prep for KPA. But as things go, Alex got sick this morning – so had to rearrange the day to stay home with her. Poor thing got upset tummy this morning – I guess a bug she had been fighting.
So, instead – and I worked a bit from home – booked all the hotels (I think 5 in total) for the upcoming trip and tried to catch up on administrative work. Had a great chat with my old uni friend, B…. (from Canada) about life and living in the moment, etc. Pretty cool actually – some friendships – despite time, distance or space – just don’t change. Quite wonderful.
I managed to get the email out to the company where we can plan our success Celebrations. It will be great to have goals. Had an issue at work with one of the new hires – so not quite disappointed but a little frustrated I guess at the way some people think. Basically – it took me less than 1 minute to make a ‘fire’ decision – but I think every time you ‘fire’ someone – there is always a little bit of disappointment that carries with that with – because some of the hopes you had for that person – that role they where going to play – and so looking back every ‘fire’ decision that you make takes a bit out of you. I suppose firing is not positive, so it does make sense – and you would think given the speed at which I can make these decisions – I would be able to completely detach – but yet – I can’t! :) But protecting our company culture, and the way our team is, is key, so if things are not working – the rational decision is easy – in fact, it takes no thought – but that little hint of disappointment lingers.
So, as the heading say, I got a few things done, few things moved around – but overall – didn’t really feel that I was effective in any particular area – so overall – it was one of THOSE days.
On the personal note, I picked the company and booked my trip to Everest Base Camp – 19 days – in Sep of this year. Will put more info about that in the Everest section when its all finalized. Just need to book flights now to Katmandu and then its all done. Sunny, my trainer, is coming on Monday, and we will work out a plan to get me in shape for it. Quite looking forward to the challenge.
Below is my email to the company about the Celebration – curious to see what everyone will come up with!