Chapter 1: Back into the fray
You got this!
Goooooooooooood morning, afternoon, or evening, wherever you might happen to be!
I had to get a piece of writing off my desk this week, one I haven’t really been looking forward to writing (some essays are just harder than others!). But by lucky hap I managed to escape to Zermatt for a full day of work, and I got the thing done days before I thought I would! So now I’m eyeing up next week and figuring out my plan of attack….
A look ahead
I like to think of myself as a relatively organised person, but even the most organised among us can slip up from time to time. And I must admit that since I had COVID, I’ve found it harder to stay on top of things, particularly when half my meetings are in-person and half are online! My plan for this week: I’m going to look at the week’s schedule on Monday to get the Big Picture in my head, and then each morning and evening I’ll check in again, just to keep my eye on the ball. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I might even take a peek at what the coming month holds…but one step at a time! (Do you use any tricks to keep yourself oriented and on track? I’d love to hear about them—drop a line in the comments below!)
As a reward for finishing up that essay and sending it off, I treated myself to a looooong walk from Zermatt to Findeln! Well, I say ‘long’, but not by Swiss standards: this one was a mere hour-and-a-half (uphill). Normally I head all the way up to Sunnegga, but I decided to stop off at the Findlerhof in Findeln for lunch (Rösti mit Speck und Ei—that’s basically hashbrowns with eggs and bacon, which I had definitely earned!). If you want to channel the Alps in your kitchen this week, you can try out this recipe for the Rösti mit Speck und Ei here.
A good laugh
If any of you are like me and occasionally find yourself lying awake in the middle of the night worrying about everything, then you’ll probably appreciate this recent piece by Graeme Carey in Points in Case: ‘This is Your 3am Existential Dread Wake-Up Call’. Hey, at least now we can laugh about it!
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