It's been a long while since I wrote a blog entry. Frankly, I've just been busy focusing on other things like spending the short summer with my family and dealing with the many changes this merger has brought on me.
One thing that I've realized is that I need to focus on myself as much as what's important in my life. Career-wise, this merger has really set me back. I went from a solid focus on networking, security, and managing my AD to damn near everything including helpdesk. Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE helpdesk?
Well, it is what it is and I have to make do considering where I live. For now anyway. And there are positives, like I get training and education that I didn't have the opportunity to attend pre-merger. Instead of wasting all of my time being angry over what things have become, I'm taking more control of life. I'm the one ultimately responsible for where I am and what I become. As Steve Martin said, "Be so good they can't ignore you." I think it's time I focus on doing just that.
I've spun off another blog to focus on some career aspects which I want to remove from this blog, changing this to a more personal development blog. I've missed writing and hope to do more of it.
I expect all of this will come in fits and starts, but as long as I take a bit of time each day to focus on something important to me I will get there.