Rewind eight years and you’d find me and my fiancée in our spacious suburban apartment planning our late April Hawaii wedding. She would have just started her brand new job at the Starbucks corporate office after leaving a boring job at Eddie Bauer.
I was working at a tech company which developed software for pulp and paper companies. I trained papermill staff how to use our rather un-user friendly software to hopefully ease their burdens. That job sent me to Europe twice, my present job has sent me to Canada twice, where I learned a lot about myself.
We were a youngish couple on the brink of marriage. Who knew what was in store for us over the next eight years. It was late in July of 2001 when I landed a job with my current employer. For those of you who don’t know me, most of you, I was a chronic job changer before my wife and I got married. Loyal I was, but not willing to stay at a job I didn’t like. When you have a spouse, a mortgage, and a child… you make safe decisions.
That being said, check out all the things that have happened* over the past eight years:
Most importantly I’ve learned the strength of (anonymous) support. Yes, this is me complimenting you bloggers. I would say bloggers are still quite misunderstood, especially by many Facebook users who would never blog. I’m hopeful this will change in the next few years. Even though I was given grim news on Monday, you’ve all be so incredibly supportive. I thank each and every one of you. iPod sock anyone?
*like all my list posts, this is nowhere near an exhaustive list of events which have happened over the past 8 years. It’s an attempt to fill my blog with vaguely interesting material which might encourage a blogger to comment.