Never ending story
There's so much fun going on, and I really don't have the time to write it all down. The beauty blog I run is much easier. Don't know why but there the words just spill out of my finger tips.
Anyhow: we're working with our first real clients in this module, The project life cycle. Our client is Mycube. The project is really cool and exciting, but I'm not allowed to tell you anything about it. But I can tell you that I have a great team to work with, and the other day Erik really cheered me up by telling me I did a great job so far as a projekt manager.
This module runs paralell with the Marketing and promotion- and Portfolio modules. So you can guess all of us are buried in stuff to do.
Oh, and did I mention that I'm entering Young Lions this weekend? I teamed up with Agnes. I'm so excited!
Also, I'm relieved of the funeral. It will be on the 28:th. I'll miss out on Jills and Saras birthday party, as well as the evaluation for this module since I have to leave for Finland very early in the morninh that friday.
We'll see how I come along. Right now I feel fine. Requested some me time from my bf and this is my second night sleeping alone in my bed at home... since... christmas(?) I think. It's great having so much time alone to think. But I need to get better at producing in my spare time. I want to tell you about the fascinating journey as a project manager (this is my first time) and how incredible it is to have real clients and about the fascinating lectures we've had. But this weekend won't be the time to do that, I guess.
I've been thinking about switching the language in this blog to Swedish. I think the language could be a barrier, and that it may be the real reason why I hesitate to blog. Still, I really want to practice my language. We'll see what side wins this battle! Practice still has the upper hand!
Today we had uor first meeting with our client! I was alone in the group on being a bit nervous before the meeting, but then again we joked about it that all the responsibility was on me.
The meeting went fine, and my group was firing up on the project. We headed back to school (via an asian restaurant where we had lunch) and made ourselves a small office space.
Then we dug into the project plan, client journey and debrief and handed them in. I wrote the combined project plan and client journey and Fred write the debrief together with Hanna as Erik buried himself in the business plan.
When we'd handed in the assignments I went home. Got stuck in the metro because here was a problem with a train a few stations ahead. Got home, sat down... and started to feel drowsy. Spoke to my sis on the phone, she finally got an apartment in Gothenburg and is moving within two weeks.
The funeral will be the 28th of march. Have to travel the 26th or in the early morning the 27th so I'll miss out on the class evaluation of this module. Miss out and miss out, I won't be able to be there myself, but my group will present my feedback to the class and vice versa.
Got an email from our client not too long ago and felt the heavy duty of project managing on my shoulders. Should I reply now? This late? And prepare for tomorrow? Am I off duty and can I leave this until tomorrow?
I think I should have taken the opportunity to try this role earlier. But then, you never know what happens and I wasn't brave enough to challenge myself to that position before. Even if I haven't had this role in a project I've still had lots of time to observe others and learn about the group process... but I lack the experience of how to deal with these matters.
But then, this is our first real client assignment, so I don't know if the others are that much ahead..?
I've never been the most faithful blogger. I've wanted to since yesterday. First we had an introduction to the new module, The Project Life Cycle, wherre we're getting our first clients. After the introduction we got to divide the class into ten groups depending on the desired roles, previous grouping and sex distribution. That was fun, and after some rearrangements in some groups we got our briefs.
I've felt low because of my my acne prone skin, and because I was ill so that I missed a lot of the Marketing and Promotion module (mostly because I missed so much of the process)... but school just turned interesting again and I started to feel energized. New week, new month, new module!
Today I had a meeting with my group and for once brought my cellphone to the meeting (just in case our client would call) and I got a text message. From mum. I joked that it wasn't anything important and that I could read it later (and I'm kinda glad I did so that I had time to focus on our assignment). Just when I was heading home I checked my phone and rememberd the text message!
A relative died yesterday. I never knew my grandmother, she died long before I was born. But Rakel was my grandmothers sister and the closest to a grandmother I've ever had. I loved her so much, but didn't tell her nearly enough.
So, no, I don't blog very faithfully... but I'm taking a break from the blog. I need to keep focus on my group and our project. I don't want to miss out on anything this module. I want to attend Young Lions. I want to have a great meeting with our client tomorrow...
My wish is that you tell all your loved ones how much you care about them. Give them a hug or a call. They deserve it!
Love and love