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Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster of Covid

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 29, 2020  |  Comments Off on Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster of Covid

Like most people I know, I’ve been watching movies and TV shows to pass quarantine time.   A few days ago, I checked out “Ford versus Ferrari,” an inspiring movie that shows just how impactful determination and resilience can be.  Here’s a huge shout-out to George at Whisper Ridge Backcountry Resort for suggesting it.

I enjoyed the movie but I also loved learning about the life of Carroll Shelby, a famous automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur.  Hearing about Shelby brought back fond memories of an old colleague of mine.  Fran Grayson, head mechanical engineer at Kurzweil Music Systems, loved Carroll Shelby and the Mustangs he created.  Fran talked about Shelby all the time.

My first professional job post-college was at Kurzweil Music Systems, working as a buyer.  Fran took me under his wing, explaining the design principles of injection molding and guiding me as I learned factory floor best practices. He was funny, inquisitive and kind.  It warms my heart to think of him, and I hope he knew from my attentive listening that I appreciated his tutoring and mentorship.  Remembering Fran was a real blessing!

When I open my eyes and mind to everything around me, its easy to see beauty, feel joy and experience profound gratitude.  There’s and old but accurate saying that the simple things in life are the most important.  Yeah – Covid and all – I am thankful!

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Deborah R Wilson
Managing Vice President, ERP Strategy Team
12 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry

Deborah Wilson, a recovering Gartner research analyst, leads the Gartner ERP strategy research team. Read Full Bio

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