Saturday, April 12, 2008 10:49 PM
Preparing for travel
Do you know that feeling? Tomorrow you'll have to fly and leave home for about a week (what's a week anyway - it's gone befory you know it) and you get the feeling that you have to finish all sorts of jobs, projects, administrations, organize paperworks and the lot.
Somehow you want to leave all your stuff behind in a decent nice looking state so when you'll return you think that you get back into a tidy organized structure without any stress at all. Well get what? Wrong!
In the week when you left home, the mail will stack for a week and so will all the newspapers, magazines, email, newsgroup unread items and other issues that happened at home where you felt responsible for (with my home that is everything that needs power or has a powerplug on it).
So where is this urge to finish all these jobs, projects etc coming from? It must be some sort of internal thing, a hormone maybe.
Anyway ... Tomorrow is the day to fly to the MVP Summit 2008 in Seattle and learn all sorts of new stuff, discuss technical issues, design decisions and of course doing a lot of socializing with fellow MVPs, Softies and maybe some 'normal' human beings.
It will be a week with only a couple of hours of sleep and the knowledge that in the end you return back home with all the new ideas and project initiatives but you first have to clean out the pile of work that grew bigger and bigger at home while you were out learning all the new stuff!
BTW, did you notice that our friend Chris is back in town?