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Today is Your Birthday!

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog Entry

Happy Birthday Dad.

Happy Birthday Dad.

Today, December 30th, I celebrate my birthday.

I have the rare priveledge of having my birthday and the end of the year right next to each other.  Not great for gifts but great for reflection.

2010 and my 46th year was ok.  It started off pretty bad, but ended up ok.   

In January, I found myself, like many other Americans, unemployed.   Although I tried to keep a positive attitude and not to take my situation personally,  it is hard to do.   I was the one “personally” removed from my job.   I “personally” had to find a new job.  I “personally” could no longer provide for my family.   It was hard. 

My time off wasn’t all bad.  I was able to spend sometime getting to refocus on what I wanted to do.  I focused more on development than business analysis and was able to land a position in Madison.  Hurray.

Julie and the kids and I went on a great vacation to Washington State and British Columbia.  We had a great time meeting some awesome folks.  The kids had great time that they will remember for a long time.

Right after the vacation, I was able to start a new job with a good company.   I have been able to make an impact already. 

What kept me sane through it all is the love of Julie and the kids.   They never gave up on me and I didn’t give up on them.  I also had great support from all my friends  in the podcasting community.   The podcast community has been there with us and for us this year as I hope we have been for them.   For that I am very greatful.

I don’t make resolutions but I have a few goals:   I will be training and riding with Julie and others in the Scenic Shore 150 in July.    I will read more and need to write more.   I will expand my role at work as best as I can.  I will do my best to produce more shows. 

Today is the ending of the old and beginning of the new Dale.   I am thankful for all I have and look forward to all I will become.

Happy Birthday Dale!

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