I had another Zoom meeting today. An hour and a half of a fantastic group of business leaders from across the country! I am very excited to be in this group! And I am excited to learn new things!
Now, let’s be honest about Zoom. I loved the great conversation today with people! There were great ideas shared, I have a bunch of things to research more! But, I am used to NOT meeting with people in person, or seeing them. I do more email groups, webinars, messaging, etc.
So, I set up my camera before the meeting. What can you see behind me? I moved my electric shaver box that came in from amazon. I moved my bottle of goat dewormer. And I moved the cat . . about five times. I poured my drink in to a cup with a straw, so I didn’t gulp in front of people. And there, I was ready. I think it went well. During the zoom call, having to look at my own face for a long period of time, I noticed how my eyebrows are shaped differently than all the other people on the Zoom call . . hmm . . what are fashionable eyebrows anymore? I’m not sure I know. I just kinda tidy up what I have on my face. “Hmmm . . and they move funny when I look over there” – WAIT, everyone else can see me. Look serious! Smile a little! Look smart!
About five minutes after the Zoom call ended, the cat coughed up a hairball by my foot. I was so thankful that didn’t happen during the Zoom call! I would have jumped up, and I didn’t clear the space directly in back of me in the camera’s view! They would have seen my colorful clothespins, my can of spray paint, and my Elderberry gummies. It’s a home office everyone! I have a little bit of everything! Earlier this week I found a random fork under my chair. I hadn’t eaten anything with a fork! I do have four kiddos. They must have been in here earlier that day.
Tonight I am thankful for technology! I am excited for the next several months in this group of people. And I am looking forward to learning from them. I am also thankful that on screen, with a little prep work, no one can tell that my office also has a chicken nesting box that I need to put together, a paint sprayer, and a cat littler bag. I have quite a to-do list still!