Getting Back To Normal?
Life truly has been interesting this year, but is it finally getting back to normal? I am not even sure as to where to begin to explain my recent journey through life, but for I thought I should drop a blog here for those that have followed along with me.
The 9 to 5...
Towards the end of last year I had decided that I needed to start looking for a better 9 to 5 job. I needed better income and a much more sane work environment. I had 6 years of experience now in my field and it was time to put that to use on the old resume.
After a few months of searching I found an opportunity with a State Farm Agency much closer to home. Not only was it located better, the base pay was better and still had commissions too! So as of the beginning of March, I moved on to this next step in my career.
They always say hind sight is 20/20 and looking back I understand that very well with this job. The writings were on the wall from the first days that I was there that something was amiss, however at the time I just buckled down and worked hard.
A couple days before my 6 month anniversary I was fired. I was shocked as nothing like this had ever happened to me before. Things were going great with sales and the ball had really started to roll, unfortunately it went right off a cliff!
While as shocking as this was to me I was now more determined then ever to move forward. Over the next month I had 5 interviews and 5 job offers, it was pretty amazing. After a ton of careful thought and consideration I took a job with a Farmers agency as a Senior Agent. If I would only produce the average of what I have over the last almost 7 years, I will more than double my income!
One month into the new job and I totally love it. I could not be more happy with my employment right now. I finally feel like I have a career and not just a job.
My Game Board Company
Unfortunately this project ended up moving to the back burner here a bit over the last half year. The State Farm Job was hard and rigid on my time and did not allow any flexibility. Then when I lost the job, I had to put all of my focus on righting the ship.
Never fear though! Now that I have settled into the new job and everything is going well, I have the time to get back to work on my various projects within this business. I am very excited about the process and am eager to create some awesome games, but I do now realize how much of a long term process this will be.
I have been slowly getting myself back into working on my sites again. I did a bunch of updating the other week and reviewing what I had already done. I planted the seeds for what needed and could be done in the near future as well.
The next step for me is to sit down and really contemplate on what my plan and goals are to move forward. Obviously these are two very important steps and ones that WA has done a good job of teaching me about.
It still may be a bit until you really see me start to be active here yet, but the time is coming! Until then, keep working it!
James W D