Tuesday 12:24, Old Street Underground, London
Time flies when you’re having fun, they say. Time also seems to fly when you’re incredibly busy too, it seems.
It’s day 96 and we’re already in February, a month known for Valentine’s Day, Carnival and Chinese New Year, and for being incredibly short. February. No doubt you too will fly pass me.
Looking back, January was kind of a crazy month. Whilst escaping to Cape Town over the holidays was definitely the right thing to do in order to keep my sanity, the size and now state of my inbox is my current cause of insanity. I’m still playing catch up since I got back to work on Jan 12, and trying to fill four vacancies in my team, the annual appraisals plus organising the 2015 sales kick off, hasn’t helped with managing my workload.
It’s definitely no rest for the wicked.
Well, hopefully things will stabilise somewhat in February. And hopefully I’ll make time to reflect on my learning here on The Executive Kitchen. January’s single, pathetic entry puts me to shame. The unit I’ve just finished was on human resources management and covered things like control and motivation. I had all the intention in the world to reflect and share my thoughts on these fascinating topics. But alas! There’s only so many things poor little ol’ me can fit into a day, and sadly The Executive Kitchen’s January entries were neglected (but not forgotten).
On the positive side, the MBA is going well. Today I handed in my second essay (fanfare! applause!). I’ll re-write it as a blog as in its current state it’s probably too incriminating to share publicly. Having scored a disappointing 58% on my first essay, my approach this time was quite different. Hopefully I’ve nailed it and if I don’t get a distinction, well so be it. What’s important is that I keep on learning and feeling motivated to continue learning.
At my appraisal a few weeks ago I told my boss that I’ve never been happier in my professional career – ever.
Not a bad place to be, I reckon.