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Two years on

posted by Scott McKenzie

I am in a reflective mood this morning. My beautiful little daughter – Erin – is two years old today. Time has just zipped by since she came into our lives.

In those two short years I have got engaged, been promoted, got married, and gone on honeymoon. My two my best friends have got married and have had kids (or are having kids). My sister has also had her second child. There have been lots of happy occasions… in which Erin has more than played her part.

What scares me is how much of a unique personality she already has. Bossy, cheeky and inquisitive. Much like her mother.

I try to think about what life was like before she was born and it is genuinely difficult. I imagine I went out more, I definitely got more sleep and was probably more fun at parties… although to be fair the only parties I go to these days involve jelly and ice cream…

I first started this blog at a time (just after Erin was born) when I was fully aware that my life was changing. In fact my first post talked about the various roles in my life.

One of which was my decision to take on the role as chair of CIPR Inside. A role I recently relinquished (although leaving it in the safe hands of new chair Sean Trainor and my friend and former colleague Phil Turner).

So, the last two years have been a rollercoaster ride… scary but ultimately fun and rewarding. And with a new baby on the way and an imminent house move there is even more on the horizon…!

I promise to keep you posted.

Long time, no speak

posted by Scott McKenzie

Long time, no speak.

I have broken all the rules about having a blog. Only commit to it if you have the time. Make sure you have regular, relevant content. Have your own unique voice (i.e. be interesting!). My colleague Candace would be seriously unimpressed with me!

Ok so I haven’t blogged since before Xmas. In my defence, there’s been a lot going on in my life. My wife is pregnant with our second child (we had the 20 week scan on Friday). I have had business trips to Paris, Amsterdam, New York and Frankfurt. We have begun some meaty new projects with some really interesting and complex clients.

But as I have a blackberry (and my wife bought me an i-phone 4 for Xmas) Candace would rightly say that this is not much of a defence. I should be able to blog from wherever I am in the world (with the possible exception of the Maternity Ward!). There are no excuses. I have had so much going on there should be a rich vein of content.

I promise to do better!

P.S. – I was also not able to get along to this great event on the relationship between social media and the worksforce run by our friends at Media140. I really should have found the time…