One of the great joys of being completely exhausted is that you do actually enjoy the deep sleep that follows. I am a light sleeper but after two days of Google I/O related work, last night I slept like a log.
I have to say I immensely enjoyed the two days of no-sleep, writing on deadline and then actually sitting through a three-and-a-half hour long keynote (anyone remember those Microsoft events?) I like the excitement of covering big news events with our team members, especially the new kids who still have a sense of wonder about technology and aren’t jaded by the constant push-and-pull of the “business”. I love showing the youngsters the ropes and helping them along their journey of life.
Eliza and Jordan joined the grizzled old me, Janko and Kevin as we live blogged, took photos and in general enjoyed as we wrote our impressions of Google’s big developer conference. These moments to co-work are what make my work life so special, so rewarding because I am in the trenches with people I love working with.
Rest of the afternoon was spent in meetings, which means today will be a day of quiet contemplation on what I heard from Google, its implications and why it matters (or not.)
That said, I like the morning after feeling exhaustion brings. It brings much needed sleep, and in turn a chance to start anew!
Have a great day everyone!