Sunday, March 8, 2009

Leaving for London Tomorrow

Here's the scoop. When I started with IBM in July of '99 (my first real job after graduating from college at the age of 27....I was a non-trad), EVERY IBMer I met would break from their polite, welcoming chit chat and in a very serious, concerned tone warn me to be careful because IBM would work me into the ground if I let them. Following that they all said that IBM would give me amazing experiences that I could get no place else. Ten years later I'm here to say that these folks haven't been proven wrong yet. I work hard at my job and there are times I need to draw the line but I also work with some of the brightest, talented people in the world and the work we do every day is important, challenging, and keeps me on my toes which is something, when it really comes down to it, I need to keep me interested in my job. I am one of twelve IBMers being sent around the world (Mexico, Phillipines, China, Argentina, India, Brazil) to mentor other Project Managers. I will be traveling to India for 4 weeks and to Argentina for a total of 7 weeks. I'm stopping for a vacation in London and Paris for a week before I arrive in India. I have a 7 year old daughter I am leaving home with her dad. That is turning out to be the hardest part of this whole adventure so far. I'll be logging my travels on this blog. I leave for London tomorrow. I'll be in touch soon.


  1. I got teary eyed reading your blog!!! Good luck to you, Becky! ~Nina