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It’s A Bit Like Drinking From A Fire Hose…


February 2023

My new job is absolutely intense. From the time I walk in the door in the morning, till the time I walk to my car, usually a half-hour beyond the time I should have, I’m on the go. I’m attending four or five meetings a day, addressing massive issues that could have disastrous scheduling problems if they’re not addressed two days ago, and trying to develop a plan of attack for pushing the job forward… which could also have massive ramifications on the opening date if I don’t get it right.

It’s not full-on panic mode, I’m nowhere near that, but this job is a lot more intense than my old position. Of course, to be fair to myself (which I rarely am), I’ve only been through three days.

I feel that once I get the flow of things, I should be able to thrive.

In the meantime, there are a few things that have taken a backseat. My wife isn’t getting near the time she used to with me and it’s been a rough on the both of us (the ebb and flow of these things is amazing). My recovery program has been on cruise control for three days after some intense work. I’m going to figure out how to balance that in. I haven’t clipped into my trainer since I started my job. Thankfully, half of my job is on my feet, so I’m getting plenty of exercise, but I miss my bike.

And finally, the blog. Sadly, I have had zero time to write until this. I may have to cut my writing back till I find that aforementioned rhythm. My recovery program will come first, followed immediately by my wife, then finding time on the bike… as the order should be.



  1. elisariva says:

    Stay on top of your priorities, you’ve got this!!

  2. Brother, thanks for sharing. I remember that feeling from two years ago when I began my new gig. Congratulations on your new job! Sounds like you have your priorities straight. You can do this!

  3. jwintx14 says:

    I can’t put it any better than the 2 previous commenters – hang in there and keep smiling Jim!

  4. Change is good, it keeps the brain active! I’m sure you’ll very soon be crushing it at work and loving all the new challenges. Keep on top of the important priorities in life, then write when you can. 🙂

  5. Uncoffined says:

    Don’t sweat it yet, they may have needed you for a long time. Once you are on top of things, it should get better.

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