February 04, 2005

First post, what am I doing?

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;

Writing for me has always been a challenge. It is not that I have nothing to say, I have lots to say. It is just that I have a hard time putting the words on paper, organizing my thoughts.

I am in the process of writing an article for a trade journal, the first of what is likely (I hope) to be many and I thought to include the passage from Hamlet's soliloquy ... "To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub...."

Not remembering the context of the quote, I googled it and came up 125,000 entries including a blogger post from someone who had recently a sleep study done. I am a procrastinator of the first magnitude, so instead of finishing the writing, I have created a web log.

I am the exexutive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association. The Association is dedicated to reducing injury, death and disability from sleep apnea and enhancing the well-being of those with this common disorder.

My background is fundraising which is part of the reason I was hired. As I have gotten into the job I have figured out that another reason I was hired was they could not find anyone else to do it for what they were willing to pay.

The work is challenging... too much to do and never enough time to do it (especially if you add my tendency to procrastinate). But I am thoroughly enjoying what I do. I am up for the challenge and I am pleased what I have accomplished so far.

I need to get breakfast and get back to work on this article. I will be back ....

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