What a year!
Apologies for the recent lack of blogging, but the weekend before last I was a passenger in a car which hit a wall at speed and turned over. I crawled from the wreckage amazed that nothing was broken, but the seatbelt that saved my life hurt my ribcage, making many ordinary tasks like getting into/out of bed, getting dressed or coughing very painful. That pain has now faded from crippling to merely annoying, so I’m back at my desk.
And my desk has a whole new vista as my new office in our home extension has a rather wonderful picture window overlooking the river that runs past the back of our house. Like any renovation, the building work dragged on and there are plenty of things to finish up, but I’m relieved to have a proper base with all my work stuff to hand after more than a year of drifting around the house, laptop in hand, trying to find a quiet corner to concentrate. I also ran a (successful) local election campaign in the middle of all this chaos, so it has been one hell of a year!
So with all that going on, what about Terra Infirma in 2019? The year was dominated by developing a Sustainability Strategy for Kent Community Health NHS Trust. Other projects included running workshops on behalf of edie and TEDCO (for large and small businesses respectively) and writing a Supply Chain Sustainability text book chapter for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. The Corporate Sustainability Mastermind Group had a transitional year after the loss of a couple of longstanding members in 2018, but we’re now back to a critical mass. I’m particularly pleased with that last achievement as CoSM is my personal favourite of the services we offer – and the most powerful learning environment I have ever come across.
My biggest wish for 2020 is for it to be a bit dull (I was wishing this before the car crash, so the feeling is now tripled!) From a Terra Infirma point of view, we have another couple of major projects ready to kick off in the New Year and a pipeline of other interesting proposals under development. So watch this space!