Over the past week, I was the lead organizer for WordCamp Minneapolis, where I gave three original workshop talks as part of our first ever Foundation Friday, and was in charge of overseeing the logistics of the speaker dinner, afterparty, a social brunch, and two days of multiple tracks sessions for over 400 attendees. Immediately following this, we had a couple dozen people over where we served them homemade tacos, and then I went right into PrestigeConf where I spent two more days learning and gave another original talk as part of the event. One question I heard over and over again, especially from friends who know me very well from several events, is “How do you do it?” How do you run an event, write talks, get your work done, manage to stay cheerful and organized, and still find time to sleep and work out? How do you travel so much, stay involved in the community, not pass out from being overwhelmed? I laugh a little too forcefully when they ask, and joke about my carefully crafted facade of success. The question especially surprises me coming from other friends and community members to whom I feel I could ask the same thing. How do you do it? How do we all do it? Hell,
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