There’s been a lot of change in my life over the past few months. I moved from California to Michigan, leaving behind the only career I’ve ever had, in search of something new, something different, and something exciting.
I don’t regret anything. There are things I miss in Los Angeles, like family and friends, and all the awesome mountain hiking. I suspect later this year I might miss the southern California weather when I experience an entire midwest winter for the first time in almost two decades.
But I was ready for a change. I don’t talk about my work on this blog, but I was a television producer in Los Angeles, and for a long time it was very fulfilling, exciting, and fun. But after I was laid off from a show after working on it for nearly five years, I realized I had accomplished the television goals I had set for myself, and my heart wasn’t really in it anymore. I was ready for something else.
My first big priority upon moving back to Michigan was finding work, which was a daunting task. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, or what my television skills would lend themselves to. I quickly learned that my resume was extremely strong for an industry that doesn’t exist here, which was frustrating, because at times it made me think my resume wasn’t even being looked at when I was applying for jobs.
But it all worked out. I am so happy to have accepted a new job, and I start soon. I still won’t be talking about my work on this blog, so I won’t share on here what I’ll be doing or where. I will share that I’m very excited, and a little nervous – but in a good way.
Mostly, though, I’m looking forward to this new, very big change. My last gig in Los Angeles was one where I worked from home, for five years, and now I’m going back to an office. The flexibility and freedom that working from home brought will be gone, but so will the loneliness that working from my couch sometimes entailed.
I’ll likely need to make adjustments to how I’m exercising, eating, and sleeping. There will be a lot that needs to evolve, and I’m thankful that working out and making good food choices are engrained in me, because I lean on those traits during transition periods, and this is a sizable transition! I hope to share these evolutions in future posts. I may not be specific about my work, but I can definitely share how a new routine is affecting my food and activity decisions.
I also might need to adjust how I’m blogging. I’m committed to his website, as it’s a foundational tool that I use to stay on track, but my relationship to it may need to evolve, too. I’m not making any announcements or planning anything different – I’m just asking for patience. I need to be patient with myself through this transition period, and I’d like to ask for all of you to be patient too, in the event that I post less frequently, or on a different schedule, or if the content evolves.
Many things may be changing, but many things won’t be. I will absolutely be finishing my #40years40races challenge (14 races to go!). I will absolutely be focused on healthy eating and completing six workouts a week. I will absolutely be blogging – maybe at the clip that I’m doing now, or maybe at a different clip.
I’m thrilled to be embarking on an exciting new chapter, and I look forward to sharing it as I go along.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day. I gotta get going… I need to chop up a head of celery for snacking purposes!
Keep it up, David!
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