Managing my risk with a nap…

Well, here I am again…ready to set out for my annual trek to FEMA’s Higher Education Conference.  As is typical I have had virtually no sleep as I there were at least a 150 things to accomplish before getting on the plane.  I probably accomplished about 75 of those 150 things, but I am counting myself lucky on that front.  The list is always far longer than the hours in any day.

I can tell you one thing to a moral certainty though – I will be sleeping on my flights, that is a given.  Over the years I have become quite adept at catching up on sleep on airline flights.  I used to abhor the thought of sleeping on a plane.  My risk management frame-of-mind would push me to be awake and alert just in case the unthinkable happened.  And then one trip the unthinkable did happen…I stayed up all night, stayed awake as I flew across country and arrived at my destination without any sleep which resulted in bags under my eyes and me looking like a 100 miles of bad road (well, maybe not a 100 miles…maybe more like 20, but you get the point).  As some might say in my field it was a "disaster" (okay, I am probably the only one who deemed it as such, but if you had seen me perhaps you’d have my back on this one).

Oh yes, I deal with risk every day and I know how to mitigate potential risk…indeed…wake me when we land. :-)

Have a fabulous week all! 

Day three hundred and thirty-six of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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