Six months ago my life changed in a fairly radical way. I have struggled
at times with the change in both my primary career and in my
work-related identity in many ways. So much of one's identity in the
world is wrapped up in what we do, sometimes to the exclusion of who we
The challenges continue to confound me at times.
Money remains woefully tight and now my employment is determined from year to year, rather than assured indefinitely.
My circle of friends continues to evolve as I move through this
landscape. Some friends from my bicycle industry days have stopped
calling or returning my emails and I chalk that up to simple proximity.
Outta sight and all that.
But mostly I am profoundly blessed to have found meaningful work that
allows me to be who I am and to make a difference for others.
So I can say that, six months out, I'm doing more than okay.
I am grateful beyond words for my loved ones, family and friends, who
have supported me through this strange and occasionally scary time.
I hope that time and energy will point me in the directions I'm supposed
to go, and that I will find good people along the way to help me to
keep things real.