A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Apr 17, 2007

The time in between the time

Starting off with a garden update... we have lettuce, people. That's right, actual lettuce, not the rubber stuff you find in lesser gardens, operated by the corporations with their tireless need for profit. We also have a tiny bit of cucumbers. The pea pods are just beginning to sprout. For sure we're going to have lettuce. We're counting on the lettuce.

At work things are in a transition. The last couple of days the people who work for me right now have wanted to talk about how the change will affect them. It's been really nice because a lot of people have said a lot of really nice things. Tears have been shed in some instances. At the end of the day I'm a dude and I really don't want to talk about my feelings for eight hours, but I understand the need. I plan on printing the nice emails I've received to make a "feel good" folder for when I'm having a hard time.

Going through this now, I have greater empathy for what happened when my boss left a year or so ago. I can absolutely relate.

Also, I'm getting lots of stuff from my new job - decisions must be made - time lines are impacted. But really they've been pretty good about knowing that I'd need time to wrap things up where I'm at.

It's mostly simple things I'm excited about. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to listen to my ipod while I check my email. I really miss having the ability to do that.

I like to think about myself that I can do any job I want and be successful, but I've been wondering lately if I'm really cut out for having a bunch of people reporting to me or if I like just being in charge of my little section of the world better. My mood has noticeably improved over the last few days which I think is some kind of indication. Maybe it's just fatigue setting in.