I’ve been neglecting this site the last few weeks. Issues at the office have dominated my attention to start the new year, and I’ve been pushing my creative pursuits aside to stamp out a myriad of work fires. But I realize it is a slippery slope. Last year I emotionally crashed and burned after a decade of being dedicated solely to my business. I started this blog site as a way to express myself creatively and regain my work-life balance. So I worry I’m heading down the same destructive path as before.
I’ve been in love with technology all my life.
For most of my professional career, I’ve held positions in the technical field. Beginning as a programmer and database administrator, I moved up the ranks to leadership positions where I defined corporate technology strategy. I am the poster child for a “techie”. But as I sit here drafting this blog post, I am writing it by hand into a paper notebook using a fountain pen. Somewhere in the last few years, my love affair with technology has waned. We needed time apart. Here’s why.
I had an old high school classmate reach out to me the other week. Seems she had seen this post and wanted to apologize if there was ever a time when she might have ignored me. While I was surprised and greatly appreciated the gesture, I assured her I could not recall such an instance. But I also told her, even if I had, no apology would have been necessary.