It has been just over a year since I last posted on this blog. As faithful readers know, I lost my job in July ’09 in a corporate downsizing. Since then I’ve had a temp job working out of my home. The pay was meager, the work was not satisfying, and the lack of paid holidays/vacations was a drag, but it allowed us to hang on — barely. Giving up on this blog was a symptom of a lot that was going wrong during that time.
But all of that has changed now. Today I started a new job at a local high tech firm, a role that will really challenge me. After a year and a half of struggling to see through the deep fog of my future, I finally have a career to be excited about again.
I’ve learned a lot over the last eighteen months, especially about myself. I’m an humbler, wiser man now, with a deeper appreciation for the simple things of life — primarily because that’s all I had. I hope to keep that perspective as I head into this new endeavor.
And I hope to be more active in maintaining this blog, although I suspect the focus might shift somewhat. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the direction our country is heading, and the factors contributing to that course. Politics can be entertaining, but there are other issues that deserve more attention. Stay tuned.