I really should be asleep.

If everything goes as planned, in exactly one week from today I’ll be officially moved out of my apartment. My flight will leave the next morning at 11am with Wifecat and I en route to San Diego. My new apartment is rented, new utilities scheduled for hookup, old utilities scheduled for shut off, and my ticket is booked. Tomorrow I book my rental car and finalize with the movers who will be done by this time next week. My last day at TeleVox will be this Friday.

So why am I not asleep tonight? I’m almost done packing so it’s not like I need to be up for that. Everything has gone smoothly despite the rushed timetable; in the past moving has been chaotic and dramatized. I honestly think this is the first time I’ve never had to ask for help from friends or family during a move and it makes me feel all grown-ed up inside. Yes, grown-ed up is a word. I just used it didn’t I? I’m awake because I just got back from the gym and because I wanted to start recording my state of mind before the big move gets fully underway. I guess I need to remember in the future that cardio makes me introspective. Too much time with too much repetitive motion no doubt.

I’ve had the idea of this post in the back of my mind most of the day, struggling to put words to what I’m feeling. Strangely enough, blank is the only adjective that comes to mind. I’m excited about the idea of moving to San Diego, but I’m not overly anxious about the moving process itself or my new job. It feels like the right thing to do and somehow that’s enough. I think it helps that my friends, family, and co-workers have all been supportive. I hope it didn’t take me leaving to realize what a great group of people I know here in Mobile. I’m actually a little sad to be leaving TeleVox. The teams I’ve worked with and worked for have helped grow and shape me in the ways that made it possible for me to do this transition, so I owe them all. Thank you.

Hopefully this is the only serious post of the blog. These are a total drag.

6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. The Amazing Will says:

    I feel the need to provide some attention to this baren wasteland that some call the comments area. I’m not a man of many words, as it’s easier (and more conveinent) to express myself through the world of literary composistion. I’ll keep it short though.

    Mike, you know that this is the best thing you are doing. TeleVox will still be here tomorrow (unless they change the name to West – Something, but you get my drift) You did your job well, reached the glass ceiling in the building. I think this is a great opportunity for you to really expose yourself (my God I don’t mean literally) to the world and expand your knowledge beyond what you origionally conceived to be your limit. Take this opportuinty and run with it. Not many people get this. Who knows, maybe our paths will cross again (in a strip joint, female that is) *joking* but either way, know that you’ve passed an immense amount of knowledge to anyone willing to listen to what you’ve got to say. I’m glad I was within ear-reach those occasions. Enjoy life, live and return to the south to die. (It’s in the blood, I swear) Just please, PLEASE for the love of God, don’t buy a hybrid. California is chop full of those.

  2. The Amazing Will says:

    I feel the need to provide some attention to this baren wasteland that some call the comments area. I’m not a man of many words, as it’s easier (and more conveinent) to express myself through the world of literary composistion. I’ll keep it short though.

    Mike, you know that this is the best thing you are doing. TeleVox will still be here tomorrow (unless they change the name to West – Something, but you get my drift) You did your job well, reached the glass ceiling in the building. I think this is a great opportunity for you to really expose yourself (my God I don’t mean literally) to the world and expand your knowledge beyond what you origionally conceived to be your limit. Take this opportuinty and run with it. Not many people get this. Who knows, maybe our paths will cross again (in a strip joint, female that is) *joking* but either way, know that you’ve passed an immense amount of knowledge to anyone willing to listen to what you’ve got to say. I’m glad I was within ear-reach those occasions. Enjoy life, live and return to the south to die. (It’s in the blood, I swear) Just please, PLEASE for the love of God, don’t buy a hybrid. California is chop full of those.

  3. Mike says:

    Heya Will,

    I don’t know how much of a glass ceiling there was really. It’s probably more accurate to say the path of progression I was on just wasn’t suited for me. I know that sounds very politically correct, but it’s really very true. I’m a very hands on type of guy and I very much missed the technical aspects of my job.

    Don’t worry I’ll be kickin’ ass and taking names. As for hybrids, who would want one of those when you can have a Tesla Model S?

  4. Mike says: Author

    Heya Will,

    I don’t know how much of a glass ceiling there was really. It’s probably more accurate to say the path of progression I was on just wasn’t suited for me. I know that sounds very politically correct, but it’s really very true. I’m a very hands on type of guy and I very much missed the technical aspects of my job.

    Don’t worry I’ll be kickin’ ass and taking names. As for hybrids, who would want one of those when you can have a Tesla Model S?

  5. Will says:

    I guess I meant in the department you were currently in, the likelihood that a VP or Director would step down was kind of slim.
    I am hands on as well, so I understand where you are coming from. This path you are taking certainly looks to be more hands on then what you are leaving here at TeleVox.
    The Tesla’s are freaking sweet. When you get one, you should totally send me some pics.
    Who knows where the future takes us. It’s today that I’m really concerned with.

  6. Will says:

    I guess I meant in the department you were currently in, the likelihood that a VP or Director would step down was kind of slim.
    I am hands on as well, so I understand where you are coming from. This path you are taking certainly looks to be more hands on then what you are leaving here at TeleVox.
    The Tesla’s are freaking sweet. When you get one, you should totally send me some pics.
    Who knows where the future takes us. It’s today that I’m really concerned with.

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