Where have I been?

You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as frequently as I had earlier in the year. I wish I had some super exciting project that was taking up my time, but truthfully, I’ve actually been swamped by the day job. To give a quick precis of what’s been happening, I’ve ended up with earlier starts and later finishes, and the complexity of my role has ballooned, meaning that by the time I get home, I’m often too tired to be bothered writing my next post.

Fortunately, I’ve got a holiday coming up in the next week, and I’m hoping that will recharge my batteries, but I’ve also decided to try and restart my regular writing schedule this week. Like most of us, I’m no stranger to the ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ mentality, but I recognise that tomorrow never actually comes. Unless I make a conscious decision to start something today, I usually just kick it down the road ad-infinitum. This has made me a pretty decisive person, as I like moving things forward and changing things for the better, but it also means that if something seriously stops me in my tracks I sometimes have to make a pretty big effort to restart what I’m working on.

One of my current projects is the website I’m working on – still on-going, but at least writing has started. In the last update, the team was still fully in the planning stage, but as that was over a month ago, we’ve now moved into the doing stage – but not without some hiccups along the way. In my next update, I’ll be talking about how the team faced a significant challenge to progress and had to re-programme the schedule to facilitate progress.