Monday, July 02, 2012

A Fork in the Road

Yogi Berra is credited with the quote: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Nobody can really figure out what he meant by it, though.

Personally I find myself at a crossroads in my life and I'm about to pick up that fork and running with it. Want a peek into what's happening on my journey right now?

First of all, let me give you an update on the items I mentioned in my blog post called Keeping it Real from about six months ago.

New Job - The new graphic artist position at work is going well. There's definitely no shortage of projects coming my way and I'm busier than ever. All is good on the job front!

WLS Community - I'm still attending three support group meetings each month (my surgeon's office group, the peer group in a neighboring city and the peer group that I lead). I still keep up with my WLS friends on Facebook when I can and I'm still reading several blogs of WLS'ers around the world. I might not be as vocal as I used to be, but I'm certainly keeping an eye on what's happening. Plus - there's a rumor that I might show up to the ObesityHelp conference in Atlanta this October. We'll see...

Back to School - Yep, I'm still being educated. I'm heading toward the next hurdle in my intellectual journey and working on my bachelor's degree in digital media design. It'll be a long process, but baby steps are fine with me for now.

House Hunting - Yeah, that hasn't happened yet. But it's related to this fork I'll tell you about in a moment.

About that fork... 

As of  two weeks ago I made the decision to step away from the design agency partnership that I've been part of for the past year to move in a different direction. It was a bittersweet parting, but it was what was best for myself - a fully body, mind, soul type of decision. I wish the remaining partners of the biz all my best - I know they'll be a huge success. For me, I'll be striking out on my own and picking up a few additional clients as they come along. 

I'm taking it slow for now and definitely enjoying a bunch of downtime to recoup. I've worked about 80-90 hours a week for the past year and I really just want to enjoy a summer vacation before I jump back into a new business venture.

I've decided to focus first, and foremost, on finishing the book that I've been promising you for over a year now. I've been distracted and haven't given it the time and attention it needed to get to press. But the book is now my top priority. If all goes well, I'll be peddling the book in person to my friends at the OH conference in Atlanta.

Once the book is published and up for sale, I'll be hitting the pavement hard for that house hunt venture. Right now I drive 90 minutes each way to work and I'm tired of the commute after 10 years. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

The Blog -- As you may guess, I'm back to blogging! I miss you guys and I want to revive the conversation. If you'll still have me, that is. There's more stuff I want to chat about as it relates to my WLS and what's been happening in the past several months. Plus, after looking at some old recipe blog posts I realize that I miss cooking and inventing new recipes to share with you - so look for some yumminess to hit your computer screen soon.

Look for new blog posts coming soon. I'm back baby!



  1. I'm so glad you're back!

  2. Thanks Lori. It feels good to be back!

  3. cool... missed you

  4. Thanks Hala! Glad to be back. How have you been lately?


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