Where does the time go? It’s absolutely flying by. Things are good but I think I need a break.
Not so long ago the country was crippled by frost and ice – nobody could go anywhere. Then the deadly ash cloud covered the country and again people were grounded & having to stay put. I’m just wondering what’s next to hit Ireland!? Dust storms? Locusts? Unlikely. They better stay away because I need a break. It’s been over 2 years since I went away for 10 days and switched off. (that means no laptop or blackberry) so it’s high time.
It’s hard to think this time last year I was UL worrying about lectures, students, papers, publishing etc. it’s now a distant memory. It was a tough decision to leave but I’m glad I did. Had I not, I’d still be in UL worrying about lectures, students, papers, publishing etc.
It’s been a terrific year for the Cauwill with things going from strength to strength. Just last week I was delighted to see two more hotels coming online and using the technology as part of their booking – it made me smile.
The year has brought great challenges and we’ve been learning new (technical & business related) stuff everyday. LEAP has been good too and I’m glad I did. The year has been a roller-coaster ride with lots of lows including sleepless nights, worrying, having minor-to-major panic attacks when something goes wrong, stressed to max, wondering when were going to sign a customer, wondering if anyone would ever use the service. But of course on the flip side, the highs have been great including successfully delivery a quality product, securing and getting paid by customers, receiving a thank-you note from users who love the service and of course let’s not forget InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn 😉
Since we’ve won it’s been really busy.. for sure we’ve had some knock-backs but all-in-all it’s been positive. You need to be able to take the highs with the lows in this game.
For those entering, I’ll be posting a blog on our experience last year, what we included in the business plan & presentation.
Anyway.. that’s for a little later in the meantime I need recommendations for a vacation! Answers on a postcard please