“It’s my ‘me’ time, when I’m alone with my thoughts and have time to reflect and really think”
Though she is first and foremost a mother and a wife, Shannon Hartono, the Vice President of Time International, appreciates the many travels that are involved in her role. It’s those moments, on long haul flights, that she is able to make time for herself and not be connected to the world. “It’s my ‘me’ time, when I’m alone with my thoughts and have time to reflect and really think. And that WiFi on board? I never use it. I’m in denial that it exists,” she said with a laugh.
When on her own, Shannon takes time to reflect on her personal life, her work, and her goals in life. “I often use the time to put things into perspective and examine my life – what I’ve been doing right and what I could do to be better. I process everything in my head and write down goals to help me try to be the best version of myself that I can be.”
At the top of her list is time management. “It’s almost like I work as a professional juggler – juggling family, work, travel, hobbies, and everything else in between. The dream is to better manage all of these things, so I don’t feel like I’m endlessly running and chasing time. It’s a big dream.”