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Pausing for a Bit

Good afternoon!

It is already 94F/34C in Dallas. (Ugh!) This is nearly 30 degrees hotter than were I was yesterday. I am glad that we are meeting in an air conditioned space.

There are six of us here currently from the team. The others are on their way to the airport to pick up rental cars, or to Panera Bread to pick up lunch for everyone. I offered to stay behind to watch our bags, and equipment. Honestly, I am appreciative that I have a little while to sit in the quietness.

Initially, I really like this group. It is an eclectic group of people, and I hope that there will be more future with them. It will be nice to continue to get to know them. I was a bit worried that I would not "fit-in," but that is not the case.

Projects, such as this, require people who can be very flexible, as one never knows when a client will change direction. Having a project manager (PM), who knows how to balance between client and sub-contractors, and who can say the things that need to be said, while building relationships in either direction, is so important. Liz is a perfect PM in that type of situation, so I am confident that this will be a good experience, though we (the trainers) all seem to have the same questions.

In this world, we must learn to adapt and adjust as life throws us whatever it has to throw at us. Yes, life provided me the classroom for working on a project, such as this.

Actually, I find it exciting to watch, and be a part of, this process, as it unfolds. I am so happy I am here on the ground floor.

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Shellyann36 wrote on October 14, 2015, 2:34 PM

Glad that you are getting a chance to take a breather. I hope you enjoy the work and the company of everyone working on your team.

markgraham wrote on October 14, 2015, 2:35 PM

Isn't this weather lovely for mid-October. I have been down South for three and half years and I am still not used to this kind of weather at this time of year. I would rather be wearing a hoodie and raking leaves now but I am trying to keep cool instead. From what you wrote it seems that you are getting your sea legs back into teaching. Good for you and I am sure the participants will enjoy the sessions when they begin.

CoralLevang wrote on October 14, 2015, 2:36 PM

We won't start teaching until tomorrow. This is just planning stage. I'm doing more sitting around than anything. LOL

markgraham wrote on October 14, 2015, 2:47 PM

At least you are getting some rest and maybe some ideas for tomorrow.

MegL wrote on October 14, 2015, 5:19 PM

That is an amazing change in temperature. I t must be hard to manage clothing and comfort with changes like that. Sitting still for a while with plenty of cold water sounds good.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 14, 2015, 6:15 PM

Glad you are enjoying it so far. Also glad to hear you will be getting food again today

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 14, 2015, 7:52 PM

Be careful of that Texas heat. It will melt the paint off a car, I hear. Glad you made it there and are pleased with the folks you'll be working with.

cheri wrote on October 14, 2015, 9:52 PM

I know that you are having an enjoyable time there.

Paulie wrote on October 14, 2015, 11:35 PM

I hope you have a great trip to San Antonio and grand success with the project.

inertia4 wrote on October 15, 2015, 6:47 AM

Human beings are very pliable. We can adapt to many different things. That is what is unique about the human specie. You will be fine. Everything sounds like it is going well for you.

AliCanary wrote on October 17, 2015, 12:16 PM

Sounds like things are off to a good start! You must be keeping quite busy on your trip--I miss your comments on my posts!