...since I found myself with some extra free time as a result of a corporate restructuring. Here is my to-do list:
Actually, one would think that I should have written this posting 11 days ago, but I've been somewhat conflicted about the notion of this blog entry. On one hand, I do share a lot on this website. In fact, over the years some of these postings, and the discipline associated with organizing my thoughts such that they make sense for the public Internet, have really helped me deal with some significant life events. On the other hand, I loathe anything remotely resembling sympathy from anyone. I just don't want it.
Anyway, a number of the folks in the department I worked in at my last employer, including the person I reported to, were laid off in late June. If this was my first experience with corporate downsizing, well, I'd be more unnerved by the whole thing. As it stands though, I am now an official veteran at such things (see The Watch). I wasn't entirely surprised by these events; a benefit of being hyper-vigilant is the fact that I sensed something was possibly coming. Regardless of staging or intent, the fact remains that I am now a free-agent of sorts. Just to get the thought out of the way, I'll note that I hold no ill-will towards any person or organization. Being bitter for more than two minutes about anything in life is a ridiculous waste of time and energy, both of which are too precious to squander.
I'll note that I am actually fine. Really and truly fine. Well outside of the bit of sunburn I got on my feet from pressure washing the back deck on Wednesday. I should have expected that to happen, seeing as though I basically have albino feet and I was wearing water shoes with plenty of wide-open plastic webbing. This means, by the way, that I have sunburned diamonds on the top of my feet. I'd share a picture, but it honestly just looks ridiculous. And my feet are just generally gross. And so I digress.
So what's next? Well, I have a to-do list, see above, but I get bored easily, so that is already starting to get tedious for me. The obvious answer is that there are new professional challenges ahead of me; I just need to find them. First, though, I have to put some Aloe Vera gel on my feet.