Four Terms of Endearment

Having worked in media and digital since the mid 90s – first in video post production, then video game producing, business analysis for websites, and more latterly as a project and program manager – I’ve seen the invention of countless processes and terms and missions and core beliefs and strategies that have been proclaimed THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER. I’ve been thinking lately about four of these, which are a bit all over the map in terms of type, and wondering about why they are misused or misunderstood so often. In an effort to see where my understanding sits with others, I’ve composed a short list of observations about terms that I encounter frequently. There are only four in this list, but there are many more that I’ll be thinking about in the weeks to come.

Tarry Lodge, Port Chester and Perrini Negroamaro

I am instinctively suspicious of restaurants owned by celebrity chefs because I’ve been to some that are real stinkers (hello Michael Cain – UK super chef…I’m talking about you). The more restaurants a chef owns the less likely I imagine it is that they are paying close attention to the fine details. It is one […]

Somewhere in a far away land

For most of the past two months I’ve either been on an airplane (I’m in one now), in meetings, or in a hotel room by myself. This wasn’t exactly what I expected when I decided to come back, although I knew that I’d be traveling some and I expected that there would be a certain level of intensity based on the volume of changes happening all at once. Now that I’m living this new (old) life, though, I’m discovering all the things that I didn’t anticipate and I’m trying to figure out how to be me again in my changed environment. I don’t know if that sounds like a straight-forward, easy proposition but as it turns out, it isn’t. I’ve always embraced change and am generally pretty excited about the possibilities for renewal that come with an unexpected challenge. But lately I have been feeling a bit at sea and I need to find some strategies for getting the support I need at work so that I feel more able to adapt with a positive energy. And I need to set some boundaries so that I have more time for living. That was one of the points of this move, so I need to make it happen.