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Life Is Too Short to Rush

By Bob Vargo posted May 05, 2021 11:50 AM


Everyone is in a rush! When we look around, we find that everyone is anxious to move forward, to rush to the next thing—whether it’s an event, a meeting, the store, anything just to get out of the house, and in current times, to get out of this pandemic (with good measure). What we are failing to realize is that life is too short to rush. We need to step back and savor the good that comes from each moment we live in, each event that we participate in, each person we meet, and those we know and love. Time does not stand still, and yet we are all in a rush to move through it.   

Let us step back and take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together amidst these times of unrest and all the sobering events that have taken place this past year. We have accomplished so much as individuals and together as the IDUG Community. We have so much to be thankful for, and I am grateful that we are still able to continue networking and engaging with each other to learn and share. We have committees and business partners that are working hard every day for all of us. We have amazing events and seminars planned for this year which will help us move ahead—something to look forward to this year but let’s not rush it. Life is just too short.

IDUG North America Virtual Conference | June 7–11 and June 14–16, 2021

Registration for the North America Virtual Conference is now open. The first week will consist of over 80 live technical sessions as well as SIGs, VSPs, and keynotes. An additional 25 technical sessions will be available on demand. The second week will feature numerous educational seminars, workshops, and hands-on labs.


Your time and expertise are welcome and needed. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to us via our volunteer page for more information on what opportunities are available.

We have a lot going on in 2021 and your help will allow us to continue IDUG’s community and educational opportunities. Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions or suggestions. I can be reached at