Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The past 2 months have been a blur for me. There have been many changes in my life and my days have been both hectic and filled with uncertainty.

At the end of 2010, an announcement was made to all of the employees at my workplace: The owner had sold the business. Most people would have a position with the purchasing firm. But not all.

Over the next several days I learned that there might be a position available for me. (I was the one person in a one man IT department.) So I put on my best attitude and committed to assist the buyer in the IT transition process, moving our technology and data to their systems; a process that took about 2 months.

Near the end of the process, the buyer re-evaluated their staffing and business needs and decided that there would not be position for me in their organization.

So now I find myself with a little more time to spend on CruisingOhio.com. Spending more time with composition may even help to restore some sanity. But that's a long shot.

The Good Lord above has always opened doorways for me and He will will continue to provide what my wife and I need.

The future, while unknown to me, promises to be filled with challenges and uncertainty. Let's hope I handle both well.

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Enjoy the journey!



Allen Madding said...

Tough stuff, I've been there and done that. I will be praying that you will be provided for and you can find something that is just the right fit.


Doug C said...

Thanks Alan. Peace is what I have.

Micah said...

Best of luck, my friend!

Joe said...

You have a beautiful attitude, Doug. God bless!

Doug C said...

Micah - I have a feeling this story ends well. :-)

Joe - Thanks for the kind words. It doesn't pay to be bitter; it only costs.

bobskoot said...


Doug, I only hope the best for you and that new doors will open. Most often better opportunities are found and I hope this to be the case with you.

take care

Riding the Wet Coast

Doug C said...

Bob - Thanks so much. I'm sure there are better things in the future.

Brady said...

Best of luck to you. I'm impressed by your upbeat attitude, to say the least. I don't know what consulting is, but whenever people talk about it, there are scads of money to be had. I'd say call yourself a consultant and start charging people. I have no idea what any of it means, but give it a shot.

At the very least, in all seriousness, the motorcycle is a cheap hobby, and with warmer weather on the way you might just have time to explore. Camp and ride... there is a lot to see in eastern Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia... Maybe just what you need between careers.

Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

Anonymous said...

hope things turn around for you soon