Just got off a big Zoom check in with the publishing team for my current project, and now I can exhale. I always get so nervous before these meetings, but it went off beautifully, every person on the call seeming to operate from a generous head space, all players in touch with their humanity, which is to say, with love. Is that a weird thing to note about a work meeting? Because I do think the whole secret to the success of this collaborative endeavor, when you strip everything else away, is love.
The older I get, the more it seems that love is the answer for most things.ReplyDelete
Is the bathroom done?
Pixie, isn't that the truth. As for the bathroom, it is going very slowly, and I can't see the vision of how the final will look yet, and so far, the ungrouted tiles are very underwhelming. I probably should have gone with flat subway tiles, but too late now. I am being determinedly philosophical.Delete
It also doesn't hurt to look really sharp - as you do in the photo above. Very professional and polished.ReplyDelete
Mary G, thank you for that! But I do think Zoom finally figured out that if they wanted people to keep using their platform they better soften up their appearance on screen. At the start of the pandemic, when everyone moved to video chats, the image of ourselves on screen was brutal, and it didn't help that we were always seeing ourselves from the neck up. Lots of people started avoiding Zooms, myself included. Let's just say, vast improvements have been made in the technology, allowing you to now make a comment as kind as this one!Delete
You look good on zoom. I've never done one with a camera trained on me, it's better that way. Yes, how is the bathroom doing?ReplyDelete
Allison, see my comment to Mary above, and thank you. Re the bathroom, see my comment to Pixie. I will add that I will be out of town next week, and have been told everything will be completed by the time I return, but I don't truly hold out much hope for that. We shall see!Delete
You look so professional! Not that I am at all surprised. :) I'm glad the meeting bodes well for your project. I imagine any collaboration requires generosity of spirit from all involved!ReplyDelete
Steve, you're right, generosity of spirit is everything. Also in life, I suppose.Delete
My zoom space is sorta chaotic and I know I can 'blur' the background. I just don't really care. Then the dog comes up to stare at me because he is soooo neglected. I'm so sorry about your bathroom. I'm about to be inundated with family and there is ONE bathroom. It will be interesting.ReplyDelete
Beth, I think it's really healthy not to care. I wish I were as evolved, but alas I over think it. I love that your dog gets his cameo! Yes the bathroom situation will be interesting but how lovely to be surrounded by family.Delete
Love. That is the truth.ReplyDelete
I really don't see how you could do the work you do so successfully and beautifully without love.ReplyDelete
Also- Whoa! Gorgeous lady!
Mary, thank you my friend, but Zoom really softens the detail in faces these days, so i had help! I still find it really weird in meetings to be confronted with your own face. It's not natural, at least it wasn't pre pandemic. But now people would rather Zoom than leave their corners. In person meetings are increasingly rare. Is this a good thing? Not sure.Delete
Glad it went well for you.ReplyDelete
I do my workout classes on Zoom. I miss getting together in person but I am too cautious to join a big group in person.
And you look lovely. I amuse myself by imagining you have on pajama pants and bunny slippers below your very sophisticated blouse, jacket, and pearls.ReplyDelete
I agree. You look fabulous. No one has ever been harmed by kindness.ReplyDelete