So it is the end of February and where are you on your New Year’s resolutions? Are you even still working towards them? Where any of them a life changing event?
Well, some of you may know, we decided in the fall to make a major move/change in our lives…… we decided to do something we swore we would never do……. We are relocating from New Jersey to Ohio! (I am already in OH while the rest of the family is back in NJ to finish out the school year and sell our home. Also, this explains why EHR went quiet in the late summer, sorry.)
A much unexpected opportunity presented itself for me to take on a much greater leadership role with my current employer. The new position will allow me to fulfill 2 areas I knew I wanted to keep in my career path. I get to continue to be a consultant for the leading operations in the horticultural industry with cutting edge technology on a much larger scale and second, the part I am most excited about, is I get to build and coach a consultant/sales force, all while having a say in the future.
So, this decision to move for the new position has turned our world upside down. We basically get a restart or as some would say a ‘redo’ as we get to pick what type of town we want to live in. Also, as a family we are about to become empty nesters as our youngest hopes to attend boarding school this coming fall.
Funny how you get to do all things you dreamed of to your home as you get ready to sell it. I spent November & December finishing ripping out and replacing our kitchen, a project that started almost 7 years ago….. and wow, the kitchen was amazing as I left on Jan. 1st. My wife is busy painting the rooms and updating light fixtures as we prepare to put it on the market. Along with all the home improvements, my wife has been tasked with purging the house of ‘stuff’. It is amazing how much ‘stuff’ you accumulate over 16 years in a home. The harder part is it is a trip down memory lane as you come across items that remind of great times and also the struggles you went through.
So I am in Oberlin, OH and looking forward to new beginnings with my wife and family once they join me.
Some goals I have for the upcoming few months are: get my BQ 2018, get my running coaching off the ground and decide on the next big running adventure.
What are your goals now that the 2017 dust has settled?