I love love loved watching the ROK beat Germany. Loved it. They played so hard, with so much heart, knowing that odds were that they still wouldn’t make it though the group stages. I took a lot from this, specifically the reinforced lesson that you need to give it your all regardless of the outcome.
I started the morning watching both 7 AM (Pacific) World Cup matches, and training some email. I like these types of mornings, especially when traveling, as it gives me a chance to center.
Overall, not a bad day. I wasn’t happy that I was working today but, I also can’t remember the last time I did actually take a full day off of work on by birthday. It used to be nonnegotiable; I simply did not work on my birthday. Even if I had to burn a vacation day to do so. I do need to get back to that mindset. It’s my birthday present to myself and, for the past few years, I have not given myself anything.
The pic (above) is the building where I’ll be stationed for the next week. I’m excited to be a part of this event, working to make the system and the people around it successful. Seeing the signage and the activity of setup is very energizing.