Posted on April 13, 2010
About an hour ago I announced to Daniel that I would be blogging today. Well, to be more precise, he walked by my computer and asked if I was blogging…I was on the Blogger website. He told me that on Tuesdays he blogs about different resources that can be utilized. I told him that it was a great idea, but it just wasn’t going to happen with me. He then made a funny joke about the number of people that actually read the blog that I prefer not to share at this point. Rather than steal his thunder (or whatever it would be called when one preempts someone else from doing something), I thought I’d blog about something else.
Today’s topic…meetings. I am all for them, though I am more a silent partner when I attend. I like to soak things in and prefer to keep my thoughts and ideas to myself. Ideally, it’s best for me when Daniel goes to meetings and I stay back. I don’t have to share anything, and he gets to meet new people, thus propelling Areyvut forward…it’s a win-win.
The only time these meetings become problematic is when they take place in the Areyvut office. Due to the physical structure of the office, I basically sit in the middle of everything, next to the “cafeteria/board room/multipurpose” table. At this very moment Daniel is meeting with someone about Areyvut programming. It’s great…but I almost quite literally can’t do anything else. Multitasking has never been a strength of mine. Aside from me facing my computer, I am quite literally, in the middle of the conversation. It took me about 30 minutes to put together an agenda for a program for later this week because I kept having to rethink it. Even right now, I am sitting here and have totally forgotten what I was blogging about…I suppose best to quit while I’m ahead. Here’s hoping that this meeting propels Areyvut forward, if not, I think I just wasted 47 minutes of work time.