I’ve been distracted lately. My company is going through a very significant reorganization. I’ve known for a couple of months that there would be significant reductions in headcount, and that I would be affected in some way, as what I do significantly changes due to the reorganization.
Put another way, there are 23 people in the country who do what I do. There won’t be anywhere near that many in the new organization.
So, I’ve been distracted.
I found out yesterday that I made it, but I am going to be in a new role. Don’t know yet if it’s lateral, a promotion, or a demotion. (I think the latter, but I think there’s going to be a lot of that going around.) I will have direct reports, something that will help further my career and help out the old resume if I decide I don’t like the new gig or the new organization.
So there’s a big weight lifted. I’ve got mixed emotions, though, because it’s been a bloodbath, and they aren’t done yet. A lot of really good people (and friends) found out yesterday they don’t have jobs.
There will still be a period of uncertainty as we get the new world figured out, but I’m optimistic that everything will turn out well.
On the training front, you may have noticed I got a little more consistent. That was helping a lot with stress. So naturally, as is my tendency, I’ve found a creative way to stay out of the gym: I broke two toes (and dislocated one). It was bad enough for a trip to the ER, and bad enough to need a orthopeadic surgeon to take a look (and put the dislocated one back in place, which was somewhat unpleasant). I’m totally out of commission for at least a couple of weeks, as I can’t walk very well and can’t get a shoe on, so I can’t drive. Hopefully I’ll be able to get in and at least do something soon; anything on my feet will probably be out for about a month.
Decided to grow a beard. Right now I just look like I decided to quit caring about my appearance.