Take time out for the holidays, before Pulse planning
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Today's blog entry comes from Toni Hodge, Worldwide Sales Enablement Manager for Maximo Asset Management.
So here we are, December again. And once again, we ask, “where in the heck did the year go?” We’ve worked fast and furious to get our jobs done, with hardly a break, and with none in sight. Funny how with every passing year the climb seems to get steeper (ok, I’ll speak for myself). Oh for the “old days” when we could go like the Ever Ready bunny, but not so much now (again maybe I speak for myself). Bunnies or not, this year is not quite over, yet most of us are already deep in preparations for 2012, including IBM Pulse 2012. Thank goodness for those tiny little sleep ‘helpers’ that ensure a restful night and for the extra shot of espresso when we wake to jolt us into action - REALLY?
Speaking of no break, my son had a wrestling tournament this weekend and had to be at school at 5:30 am on Saturday. WHAT??? I was still ‘wrestling’ with jet lag from being in Europe so I had no sooner fallen asleep Friday night when I found myself a few hours later in the kitchen making peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I can say that I was less than thrilled about this early morning shuffle, nonetheless at 5:29 am, he was out of the car and walking into the school to join his team. My first thought was to race home and dive back under the covers when, out of the blue, I found myself driving straight when I should have taken a right turn. On this particular route, the first building that one comes to on Main Street is the Old Courthouse, and there she was, at the top of the steps, in all her bright, glistening splendor, the town Christmas tree! The evening before was Light Up Night and while part of me wanted to join the crowd and watch as all of the storefronts flaunted window displays that could entice a North Pole competition, the jet-lagged part of me prevailed. Not to fear, there I was early enough the next morning, night remaining, and one of the very few out and about; the car moved unhurriedly so as to allow me the chance to take in the parade of dancing lights that whispered, “welcome to your private winter wonderland”. In those moments the magic that filled me was more jolting than if I had had four shots of espresso!
As I drove home, I realized the Season had begun and I decided then and there to make sure to make the most of it. I abandoned the plan to go back to sleep, clicked on the coffee pot and made a list that I plan to stick to:
Perhaps by taking time to enjoy the holidays with your families, you will come back recharged and ready to focus on Pulse 2012. Maybe the holiday season will inspire you to submit your “If Only I had Maximo” home video (link here for more information).
Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year one and all!