Interesting that my blog prompt today was, “Which daily tasks take up the most of your energy?” Interesting since today was my first day back to work in a few weeks. Interesting in a really not funny way. So, obviously, most days I spend MOST of my day/time/energy working. I get to work from 7:30 to 7:45 and enjoy a few quiet moments before everyone arrives. I usually start coffee for everyone while my laptop starts up and then I get started! I am a Marketing Manager for a company that manufactures pool equipment. What I actually DO has nothing and everything to do with that. I manage our incentive programs and that means a lot of approving, a lot of spreadsheets, tons of numbers and an annual event that takes the best part of a year to plan. I have a team that is awesome and I work for an executive that is amazingly present even when traveling the greater majority of the year. I have conference calls and meetings and process improvements and employee reviews and emails and voicemails and travel and budget review. It take a lot of energy to keep up with the pace that our department runs. We have no down time to speak of…we have a seasonal industry but we are global so we are constantly shifting from one market to another. It’s the best of things and the worst of things. No time to be bored but so fast that you can’t even decide which is your favorite part! I love it though. I don’t know how I would function in a place that wasn’t moving so quickly. It’s certainly the way I operate and the way my colleagues seem to as well. I think we have all adapted and am pretty glad that it’s the case. I recharge each night with my family. They keep me going, as I wrote about yesterday. Each day is a new challenge, full of opportunities. I only hope I take advantage of the right ones on a consistent basis!