Time continues moving at warp speed. That 3-day Memorial Day weekend feels like it lasted a mere 24 hours. How can we be halfway through June? You know what that means — we’re not too far from celebrating the nation’s Independence Day. Packing many activities into a day seems to be root cause of the time warp. Or sometimes the cause is one day-long activity. Conversely, a weekend-day can seem unbearably long when physically spent on yard work. (Did I mention the weekdays are mostly sedentary?) And how about those 30-day months? By default, we get one less day in which to accomplish anything.
Before too much more time passes by, here’s a shout out and thank you to the Capital Area Public Human Resources Association (CAPHRA)’s program committee for willingly making available to LDIAA the open seats at its’ L&L session, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High.
The month of June brings an opportunity to recognize and honor anyone near and dear to you in a father role (16th), the anniversary of D-Day on the 6th, Flag Day on the 14th, and summer officially begins on the 21st. June has special meaning to me (happy birthday to all June babies). Unique to LDI graduates is the opportunity to network with the current year’s class of upcoming Session I graduates. Mark your calendar now for June 20. The class networking occurs in the afternoon from 3–5 pm. LDIAA networking begins at 5:30 pm where the Pride of the Susquehanna docks. Take the opportunity to cruise the river for continued networking with like-minded LDIAA members. See details elsewhere in this issue.
LDIAA continues to hold Manic Monday networking events in the Harrisburg area (apart from June’s switch-up to a Thursday, aligning our networking with the Class of 2019 Session I networking activity). Remember, you can organize something similar in your region. Let me know you’re willing to be the point person and, in exchange, you’ll have the support and information needed to plan and execute with ease.
What activities are your workdays crammed with? End-of-year fiscal deadlines (was that last month’s focus?), implementation of some technology or program, project kick-off/wrap-up? Maybe you’re frantically figuring out how to provide back-up coverage when various staff members take vacation? In your spare time, are you studiously working your way through some PivotTables?
What about maintaining work–personal life balance for yourself?
Ideally, unplug and enjoy a truly wireless moment or two. By that, I don’t mean take the tablet with wi-fi!
Kathy Kennedy Meyer