It often seems to me that the times in my life when I should be really taking time to reflect, appreciate and capture memories, is when I do the least. As a result, there are big gaps in this chronicle. So here’s a little less space between the beats:
It’s in these periods of intense activity and creation when I get distracted from reflection, and absorbed in the urgency of the task at hand. As a result, I barely notice so many wonderful moments that passing by so quickly. There is so much to be grateful for.
It’s telling that I’m writing this on a flight back from Barcelona where I spoke at the Smart Cities Expo. When flying, access to work is limited with all my tools now in the cloud. I do value these periods inflight, where my activity is disrupted, slowed, even paused.
(This is Beth Noveck btw, one of my heroes of government transformation)
Given it has been more than a year since my last post, I wonder how long it will be until my next? I guess it’s perseverance that counts!