Posted by [Personal • Travel]. Leave a reply.on January 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm under catogories
I suspect I should feel guilty for having abandoned my blog for so long. No posts, no training logs, no reading list updates. Perhaps, I should blame my absence on the broken cappuccino machine which left me to rehabilitate from my foamy caffeine addiction. But, considering my daily abuse of the French press and that in December I managed to get through a 5lb bag of Brazilian coffee beans all by myself, I doubt it’d be any excuse at all.
And besides, the truth is, I don’t really feel guilty. Sure, I’m annoyed that now I have a lot of catching up to do in order to put everything up-to-date. But that’s it. I’m really too busy to feel anything else right now.
At the beginning of January, I started a new company and while I planned a slow start, I ended up feeling as if I was caught in the pack of professional sprinters at the beginning of a marathon. Hitting the wall at mile 20? More like hitting the pavement right after the starting pistol is fired.
The way I deal with it? … remember that 5lb bag of Brazilian coffee beans? Coffee doesn’t do a very good job of keeping me awake (I prefer yerba mate for this particular purpose), but it does have its way of keeping me cool and focused.
Of course, along with that, the voice of a great singer doesn’t hurt either to help me stay focused and working.
I was exposed to Edith Piaf when I was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother had an audio cassette (remember those?) with some of her best songs, and I loved Piaf’s powerful, distinctive voice. She might have been petite, but her presence must have made up for it by many times.
Apart from my exercise in entrepreneurship, life hasn’t been too extraordinary. Just busy. Very busy. Even (and particularly) around the holidays, despite all the champagne that surrounded the work.
There are some interesting things coming up though. Today, my in-laws arrive from France to visit us.Next week, we are in Las Vegas. (Poker, anyone?… Actually, I should probably brush up on my own skills before our flight.)
Then in February: mileage run to NYC and to Boston.
And finally, the most exciting: April, I am FINALLY (after postponing for 2 years!) going to BUENOS AIRES.
Hopefully, I’ll let you know how all of this goes before another 2.5 months pass. In the meantime, another Piaf song, and it’s time for me to get back to work.