Keep on movin’

Umzugskartons. Ein ganzer Haufen altes Leben wird da drinnen landen. Zwar ziehe ich nicht um und trotzdem schließt sich ein Kapitel.


Keep on movin’: Ja das sind Umzugskartons. Ein ganzer Haufen altes Leben wird da drinnen landen. Zwar ziehe ich nicht um und trotzdem schließt sich ein Kapitel. Mit dem Deckel des Karton. Das wird die Aufgabe der kommenden par Tage sein, mir zu überlegen was wo hin gehört. So ist das Leben.

Sonst gibt es eigentlich gar nicht viel über die Umzugskartons zu erzählen. Es ist viel Crush, der so anfällt wenn man ein Haus leerräumen möchte. Oder muss. Mir ist wichtig, alles einmal selbst in der Hand zu haben, mich auseinander zu setzen, mich zu verabschieden. Und am Ende landet doch alles im Umzugskarton. Am Ende bleibt von deinem Leben nicht viel übrig, dass nicht in eine kleine Kiste passt und zum Müll kann.

To the moon

To the moon
To the ISS

Not to the moon, not even remotely. While sending Space Shuttles to the Moon is a thing of fiction, Space Shuttles docking to the ISS are a thing of reality. Still, the moon as a goal feels to fit the current mood a lot more. The year only started, the kids enjoy building the International Space Station in Lego and I enjoy writing and photography. Despite some hurdles life feels like coming back on track. Almost all the challenges of last year appear as a thing of the past. Goals are set for the year, personal and professional. No turbulence on the horizon, even Corona and the looming omicron variant seem to have a good chance to disappear in the first quarter of 2022. With that, after a long while, the coming year feels like it’s worth aiming for the moon. There is actually nothing visible in the way that could interfere with the plans. And still, the nice thing about a moonshot. If you miss, you’re still among the stars.


New year new me

New year New me. Same procedure as every year. 2021 was a catastrophe, an epic drama, that only got worse. 2022 is going to be different.

New year new me
new me

New year. Same procedure as every year. New year new me. New years resolutions. This year is different though. After my year 2021 started with a huge catastrophe, a drama of epic dimensions, that didn’t get any better for the rest, 2022 is going to be different. More like 2020, that was a clusterfuck for different reasons.

So, whatever happens, this year is going to be different than last year. Either the pandemic get better, or global warming gets worse. Either way. It’s going to be different. 2022 going to be back to normal.

It’s going to be more structured. It’s going to be more mindful. The twenty x project is coming back, kicking it off with this post. Business ambition is back. Collaboration and new work are important topics. When everybody still debates the New Normal, teamwork and structured approaches are the basis for maintaining mental health in remote and hybrid work environments. Calendar, E-Mail and Contacts form the basis for entire teams, their importance is tremendous in this new normal. All collaboration depends on flawless exchange and knowledge of these assets, but shift towards WhatsApp, Slack and Microsoft Teams. Live editing of documents is going to dominate the way teams work together, along with novel models and methods that are yet to come. Not to mention the capabilities of artificial intelligence that will create shortcuts for users to become more productive.

Labs Talk is a new experience that will help me develop new skills. Producing content for a live format is something that I haven’t done yet. Sure, I gave talks for IEEE and trainings for software vendors. However, none of these were recorded for later consumption. Having conversations with executives is one thing, producing these for on-demand consumption requires a different approach.

And I have personal goals. This year looks like regular cardio workout looks achievable. Setting a goal for late summer seems feasible. The marathon distance can be done, but requires discipline. This year I believe I can make the room for this discipline once again.

New year new me.