The last month has been a rough one for me, with lots of travel. I was on trips for 4 out of the last 5 weeks, and the week I was home I had a remote presentation to do. Travel can be hard enough, but add in the need to continue to manage the day job as well as prepare and practice for presentations, and it’s a long stretch.
Fortunately, I have a month off. Or nearly so. I have one last trip in December, and then I’m done for the foreseeable future. I have nothing scheduled in Q1 for travel, and I’d like to keep it that way. Apart from trip to visit the Redgate offices and a few customers, I’ll likely take quite a bit of 208 off from speaking at conferences. I’ve done a lot the last couple years and I need a break.
Plus there are other projects with Redgate and SQLServerCentral I’d like to tackle, not the least of which is upgrading our infrastructure from SQL 2008/WS2003.
I’ll still aim to get to a few new events next year, and I do appreciate the invitations. You’re always welcome to ask, but understand I’ll do less. I’d like to visit some new places, and Pittsburgh is tops on my list for now.
It’s been a pleasure seeing and meeting so many of you the last few years. I hope you’ve enjoyed my talks, and I’ll certainly continue to do more in the future, just at a slower pace.