The last two weeks have been pretty tumultuous. Last Monday started with the departure of a senior executive at my company that led to a reorganization that led to the reassignment of the group that I was affiliated with that led to my ultimate termination. It was difficult to hear that my services would no longer be required after nearly 19 years with the company. Needless to say, blogging became pretty low on the priority list.
The tough part was sharing the news with so many people that I had worked with for many many years. It was sad and emotional. Talking to one teary friend, I thought to myself "hey, what the hell are you crying for, I'm the one that got fired!"
Over the years I had thought to myself that a change in venue might be liberating. Well, I guess now I'll find out. It's not really fair to say "I", since Deb and I will be in it together and the kids, too, to a lesser extent. We'll find out -- together.
One of my coworkers called me and said I'd be on to "A New Season of Life". Sounds like a great title for a book chapter. . . or at least a blog post! That's truly how I'm looking at it. I'm far more self confident than I was a few years ago. Now I'm not the "fat guy" looking for a job, just the guy looking for a job.
So what's next? I have no idea. Have to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Deb found my most recent resume -- a good 12 years old. That'll be the first piece of business. In the mean time, I'm sure I'll have more time to blog!
So that's it, my blog friends. If anyone is looking for a finance/accounting type guy in the Central Maryland/DC area, I'm your guy!