Category Archives: Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share: The Rushed Edition

Hello hello, come on in. There’s the usual coffee, albeit a late one. There’s decaf too if you’re worried about not being able to fall asleep later. But nothing to eat, again.

If I sound rushed it’s because I’m stressing about training new content starting tomorrow. I’m reading and preparing to ensure I feel confident. I’m not training on my own but pairing with a co-worker who has delivered this course many times. In fact, he’s the one who created most of the content. After I train a few more times I’ll feel like I can lead the training.  But for now, I’m grateful not to be doing it on my own.

As for the rest of the week, how was yours?

Mine was super busy with work and sitting for long periods of time on Zoom. I have a comfortable gaming chair, but I still miss moving around as I used to when I was physically at clients. I’m considering getting a standing desk converter. Do any of you use a standing desk? What is it like?

On Monday I participated in a question and answer session with a group of Scrum Masters at a client in Brazil. The timezone difference made it that the session was at 7 pm my time but I had fun nonetheless. They had many questions about my experience transitioning from project management to being a Scrum Master and Agile Coach – in Portuguese!

Even though I am Portuguese, I do all my training and coaching in English and am well versed in all the technical terms related to Agile. Doing it Portuguese was challenging – I did a whole lot of research of the Portuguese terminology and even wrote passages to help me get into the Portuguese mindset. My brain must’ve connected new synapses in the process. It was rather tiring, but the more I do it, the quicker it will become second nature to me.

Right, I’ve go to go now. I need to continue preparing for tomorrow. Have a wonderful week!

Cheers,

Regina

PS: See you all at your coffee shares.

Weekend Coffee Share: The Blogging Edition

Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share: The Blogging Edition. There is all manner of coffees and teas. But there is nothing to eat because I haven’t stocked up on non-perishable supplies this week. That said, I am planning on baking a cake later. I have enough supplies for that.

A word to describe January

Natalie The Explorer asked for a word to describe January and the one I chose was ‘blogging’ because I posted 21 times (22 times with this post) and rekindled participation in a few challenges. The last time I did more than this amount was in September 2017 with 24 posts.

Multitasking bad, bad multitasking

I was busy this week with training and more work activities. There was so much multitasking that I reminded myself many times to slow down and do one thing at a time. In fact, that works for me every time – I accomplished all that I needed to.

Rain, rain, and more rain

The weather was the dominant topic of discussion among Joburgers this week. Last week we experienced the tail end of cyclone Eloise. This week we’re still experiencing rain, wind and thunder although I can’t attribute it to Eloise. This pattern is not new to Joburg in summer. However, what makes this different is that it is continued rain with barely a hint of blue skies and sunny weather. Now, this is an anomaly for us because we have the most beautifully clear and sunny weather 90% of the time.

Cat activity

Needless to say, the cats spent a lot of time indoors although there are times that they are in the garden in the rain! Right now Nermal is sleeping, leaning against my leg and BC is hiding somewhere in the house. They’re displaying some sense (for a change 😉 )

Well, that’s it from my side. Tell me about your week.

Until the next one.

Regina


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. Click on this link to see more coffee shares.