Ruby-throated and black-chinned hummingbirds have been gone from the U.S. since last October. It’s now Springtime, and I’m waiting for them to migrate back from their 6-month vacation in Mexico and parts of South America. The waiting is killing me! I hate to wait. But, there are things that I do each spring to prepare for their arrival, things that make the wait a bit easier to bear:
In my professional life, I don’t like waiting much either. Especially when something almost as exciting as hummingbird arrival is about to happen – the start of a new project! There’s often a waiting period for the Analyst that occurs while contracts are finalized, budgets are approved, and client counterparts prepare for you to show up on site and start working. That waiting period can be difficult if you’re impatient, like me. But there are things you can do to make the wait less painful – ways to prepare, even though you can’t quite start in on the real work:
So, what are you waiting for? Think of some things that you can do today in order to prepare for tomorrow. Or next week, or next month. And while you’re at it, pick up a hummingbird feeder, a bag of sugar, and get that thing out in the yard! If you’re lucky, you’ll get to watch hummingbirds dive-bombing each other all summer long.