Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted. Things have been exciting around here. First, I’m an Alumni of Wisconsin, so enjoying the run they went on with friends has been most outstanding and as a result I’ve spent way more time than I like to admit following the team through the last couple weeks. Our friends and next door neighbor went to the championship game and we enjoyed all those last games with close friends. Amazing experience.
Second, this was my first week at my new position, though at a past employer where I was a partial owner in (but divested when I left last time). My responsibilities are expansive and I forgot how mentally and physically tired you get starting out in a new position. I was a wet rag every day this week and my head was spinning. Though still in the honeymoon phase, I can tell I’ll be way happier here and with better energy than at my last place. I had a subcontractor from my old job call me today about old issues that seemed to never go away (he hadn’t yet gotten word I’d moved on) and I was just happy that stuff was behind me. I expressed solidarity in his plight, and was always an advocate. I left things in good shape in my wake, but it has been like a weight has been lifted and I am simply much happier now, and expect to be even after the honeymoon period ends.
With the spring comes new challenges and opportunities. I’ve done a few podcasts with friends new and old (sorry, not giving that info away at this time), and it has been good fun despite us not really knowing what we’re doing. With that came reconnection with former friends I hadn’t talked to in 20 years. Good times as we caught back up. I’ll also be coaching my 7 year old’s soccer team this spring, and am continuing to Life Coach on the side. We set up a basketball hoop in our driveway, so there are many impromptu games with the kids and though I suck at all things basketball, life is good when you have a go-to outside activity.
Holly and I are enjoying some good quality time prior to her surgery next week. Good communication and sexy times, since in less than a week she’ll be on ice for a couple of weeks while she recovers. Not a huge deal when you’ve been together as long as we have, but taking advantage of the opportunity beforehand though.
So exhaling here and coming back up for air. I’ll be honest in that I need to get back into a rhythm with the new job and new routine. I need to get back to exercising (took this week off), to eating better (Easter candy and taking advantage of my “vacation” last week while imbibing in basketball), to reading more, to writing more. I certainly took advantage of slow times and boredom in my last job to do some blogging at times, and I won’t be able to do that now. In fact, there’s even a policy against it. Since it is a firm I hope to become owner in again in the future, and maybe even wrap up whatever working career is still in me, I plan to play it pretty straight.
So I hope to get back in the mix again rapping about stupid shit. My reconnections with my old friends have already lead to some funny and sad stories I may be able to get into here, and I have some other topic ideas floating around that brain of mine.
So with that, I’ll leave you this Friday afternoon with some yoga pants, a gift for all men and a topic we discussed in our podcast that will remain semi-private for the time being. Peace.