Nick organised a Christmas party for us to sail around Sydney Harbour on a luxury yacht... and it was amazing!
I was not a fan of boat parties because they meant we were stuck together without any means of escape (I was never the strongest of swimmers - there is a long and embarrassing story about how I learnt to swim at the age of 14, but I think that is best saved for if and when we are having a beer) - what if it is terrible? What do we do? Of course, the answer is you do everything to turn the situation around so that everyone is having a good time.
I am a fan now. I think we are going to make all of our future Christmas parties boat parties.
In other news...
Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.
It gives me a great deal of hope that people are increasing turning away from social media. That is a really long story, and I am not in the right head space to go into that idea for now.
Would you believe that I used to be great at writing blog posts and stories a few years ago? ... me neither.