we have passed the first half of the year and we can take stock. It was not exactly a half-year that we would like or should repeat. It is a cliché, but it is perfectly apt: everything bad is good for something. We've realised that going to work isn't bad at all, and that working from home has its drawbacks too. We've come to understand that colleagues who annoy us on a normal workday aren't so bad, and a day without them is boring. We learned that we just need the normal work worries, malfunctioning instruments, failed experiments, bad drawings, and broken boxes to live so that we can enjoy working instruments, perfect experiments, "cool" drawings, and "god" boxes. In short, we enjoy our work and are glad to be able to go to offices and labs again without restrictions. Let's hope it will last and some "monster" won't spoil it for us.
Summer is here and the season of holidays and rest is coming. It might seem that after partial stays away from the offices and labs, we don't need any vacation, but that is not the case. So, I would like to wish you a well-deserved rest, beautiful moments with or without children :) , by the water or in the mountains, active or casual - as you want. Take a lot of ideas, new strength and enthusiasm for the second half of this year. It will be very important for most departments at CXI. There will be many projects coming to an end next year, so it will be necessary to focus on the project competitions that will come up and prepare the best possible proposals for them. I am confident that we will be able to do this and that we will maintain a high level of performance and quality in the coming years.
So, once again: I wish you a relaxing holiday and beautiful summer days.
Mirek Černík, your Director