I've been super absent from hubski for a while. A lot of stuff has changed in the last 11 months for me, and my hubski presence has dwindled to basically lurking, only coming up for hubski-air once in a while.

I'd like to say that's changing some time soon, but I kinda doubt it, for now.

Life:

My kids are older now... and I enjoy spending time with them. Don't get me wrong - my kids were super cute and all when they were little, but now they're like... young adults and really fun to have a discussion with, throw a ball with, play a board game with, etc. And as much as I love y'all... my kids win every time. In addition to this, we sold our last house and moved into a new house... and moving sucks. Whatdyado...

EDIT: oh - I failed to mention... my son (high school age) mentioned that the other day he was working on a project with another kid and when he glanced over at the kid's laptop screen, the kid was browsing hubski. That's just weird... I wonder if he has an account or is just lurking.... time will tell.

Work:

I worked at a Managed IT Services company for the better part of 15 years. The last two years of it were.... mixed. I could work from home, the work itself - I could do in my sleep, I could basically take vacation any time I wanted, and I was making a decent wage. But I had abusive, toxic management, and was stagnating in a big way. So late last year, I found a new job. It is with a really fun company... but I bit off slightly more than I can chew... which is exactly what I needed to do. This job is kicking my butt - and I love it. It's super challenging and I'm now managing a large team of talented, smart, and enjoyable people. I've managed small teams in the past, maybe 1-3 people. This is a whole new level. It's so hard, but I love it. It's basically exactly what I needed to do.

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I'm not entirely sure why I'm dumping all of this out there. I think I just miss you. So life is grand. And life is busy. And I think I need to figure out how to hang around here more often.

In other, more recent news... I got to go to the beach with my wife last week... that was nice.

I love you all... I really do... despite being so absent. I can indeed affirm that even online absence makes the heart grow fonder.


francopoli:

    It is with a really fun company... but I bit off slightly more than I can chew... which is exactly what I needed to do. This job is kicking my butt - and I love it.

Kinda where I need to be, so yea I understand. Glad you are doing well. One day we'll have to hook up and share a drink.


posted by steve: 86 days ago