It's been a long time coming. In a few days, I start a new marketing position for a local university.
When I started this blog back in 2008, I had a feeling change was on the horizon, and my fears were later confirmed when my position was eliminated, and I faced coping with defeat. To paraphrase the recently departed Toller Cranston, he based his creative career, artistically and athletically, on making up for loss of the Olympic gold in '76.
I think I have too.
I became a runner.
I rediscovered myself as an artist.
I became a silver level figure skater and an ice dancer.
I became a gold level figure skating judge.
And I chronicled it all the last 6+ years over the course of 260 blog entries.
Writing this blog was not only a way to cope, it was also a way to fire up my creativity and keep my writing skills sharp.
I've taking a lot of hits too. I've joked often about the interview process being like a series of blind dates and I have had my share of nightmare situations that have, quite honestly, done a number on my self esteem over the years. I could really write a book about this series of disasters alone.
Which makes it deeply satisfying to move on.