Before we left Vegas we found some lunch and played a little–and also stopped by the Tipsy Robot, a bar where robot arms make all the drinks. It was less thrilling than I was hoping (but it was 11 a.m. and not many people were ordering drinks, so maybe we’ll stop back on our next trip).
Clint wanted to do a quick getaway before school starts, so we’re in Vegas for the weekend. I’ve been sitting here for a couple hours since we arrived, and I don’t think I’m going to move. The view is great, the company is even better, and I don’t have a damn place in the world I have to be right now.
After two days out of the office, I spent today in kick-off meetings. Like, ALL day. This morning my VP put this slide up on the screen and encouraged us to do what we need in order to try to maintain balance in our life. It’s good in theory, but laughable in reality (given, for example, that Sat.-Tues. I worked more than 40 hours).
Day two of the retreat is done and I can finally get some rest. It was a TON of work to put together, and it didn’t all go quite like I hoped. BUT, in general, I’m pleased with the progress we made and think we’re in a good place for getting ready to start the school year. This is my full team at Zion. They make me crazy some days, but they’re full of heart and great at what they do–and I wouldn’t trade them even on the bad days. 🙂
Day one of the retreat went well, overall. One of our first sessions this morning was a puppet workshop that Stephen led. The whole point of the puppetry was to break down some walls and help people get more comfortable being silly with each other, and I think it was a success. This is me with Randy, one of my team members, and our puppets (two of the witches from the beginning of Macbeth, if you don’t recognize them!)