When I relaunched JDakar.com (again) in July, I intended to return to the way blogging used to be for me before I got paid to do it. It sounded good, but I’m not the person I was when I first began blogging. I was a child; I blogged before I could drive. I had all the time in the world with no obligations, so I could write a lot and often.(more…)
Sometimes these things happen. That’s the case with the four-month gap since my last post.
Fiscal year-end is always busy, but this year forced me to Oliver Pope like never before while trying to find a balance.
That required another break from the web, but, as Jewel mentioned to me this summer, it offered an opportunity to gain clarity and help me be more effective.(more…)
In mid-March, we began working entirely remotely following the World Health Organization’s designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic. Before then, I worked from home most mornings and spent the afternoons in the office. I realize how fortunate I am to have such an accommodating schedule. Plus, I LOVE what I do! So much so that I’ve often worked well beyond the typical 40-hour workweek. The pandemic’s impact on our work necessitated some of that, but a lot of it was because I wasn’t able to stop working when the workday was supposed to end.
I spent a few weeks out of the office, which allowed me to reflect on how I could achieve balance when I returned to work.(more…)