Monday, March 22, 2010

Being a Stressed Out Slacker

I know that I have not posted on here in quite a while but I am still maintaining this site to a certain extent. I have been updating the race list on the side of the blog with new races that I have completed or signed up for but that is about it. You see it has been a challenging past 4 months or so.

In the middle of November 2009 I was informed by upper management at my job of 9.5 years that I was being laid off and my last day would be December 23rd. What a great Christmas present huh? Needless to say I kind of fell into a little bit of a depression and had a very hard time accepting the realty of the situation. I started working on my resume and applied for what I could that last month that I was in work without any real success. My hope was that after Christmas and the New Year the job searching would become a lot easier in Q1. With that I just took some real time off and enjoyed the holidays as much as I could.

Well anyway to make a long story short, I did not have internet at home and when at the coffee shop I was looking for a job not writing on my blog, hince the 2-3 months of silence. I spent those 8 weeks off work running, snowshoeing, and job searching. It was not bad now that I look back on the time while sitting at my new job that I started at the beginning of March. I am very, very thankful that I was able to find a new job in today’s environment so quickly but I do wish I could have had a longer period of time off. It was nice not to really have to plan my runs out but just go when I felt like it since I had all day. I guess it is time to come back to the real world.

Now I am finally looking forward and I am very excited for the future that I see for Ashley and myself. I think we are finally on the road that we have been working towards the past 2-3 years. We are happy where we are living in Boulder. Braden is in a great school with lots of friends and playing a wide range of different sports. Ashley is working for a fire department and I am working for a great Medical Device manufacture, Medtronic which is only a 6 mile drive from the house. Things are starting to look up a little for us. Now I think I can start picking my races for this year so stay tuned, and I promise I will do better with updating this every now and again.