First, let me forewarn you that this post is not even remotely technical in nature. I have had a couple of significant events happening int he background that have been my priority over the past couple of weeks and wanted to give an update here on why things have been stale (if that’s even possible with only one technical post).
Change #1 – New Daughter
That’s right, on 5/23 my second daughter, Lydia Joy, was born around 8:30 AM. Everything went as smooth as possible and like many others before me, this week has been a week of settling in and adjusting to the demanding schedule that a newborn requires. This time around was a lot easier from a preparation standpoint as we already had all of the necessities from our first. That being said, my wife and I took the more traditional route and didn’t know the gender before birth. I guess we lucked out as their was no required mad rush to the store to buy boys clothing. I’m enjoying the process a little more this time as it is familiar and couldn’t be more excited that Hannah (our first) wants nothing more than to be a great helper. I’ll spare you any more details and just post the picture like any proud father should:
Change #2 – New Job
After 6 years at my current employer, KidsPeace, I have decided that the timing is right to pursue new opportunities elsewhere. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve had while working at KidsPeace and am excited to bring the experience I have gained there to new projects and challenges. As I’m sure you can imagine, the past two weeks have been daunting with transitioning current responsibilities to my team members and having a baby during the process. It certainly has not been boring and am glad that the bulk of the craziness is done for a while. I will be joining the systems team at kgb starting tomorrow which I’m sure will bring a bevy of new topics to cover on this blog. I am still planning on pursuing my CCNP (even though it falls out of the purview of my new responsibilities) and even possibly VCP in the near future as virtualization will be a large component of my position.
So now that the news is out of the way, I promise that my next post will be a technical one. Until then…