Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello, Again

So David sent me an email asking me to post. "Oh yeah," I thought, "That blog!"

I haven't posted in some time on this blog, or my other blog, because of work and family. Both have required more and more of my time... And these are good things.

Here's why:

In early April I was approached by a former boss about a job at a startup company. Feeling that I had achieved all that I could at my former place of employment, I decided that this was the right opportunity at the right time, and I went for it.

And here I am, at this new job, in a new role with a new company, and doing very well. I'm focused on work, so much so that I forget that I have these blog things to serve as the occasional distraction.

Working for a startup can (and in this case does) require more attention. I've never considered myself a career-type. On the contrary, I am probably a little too cautious about the importance of being home from work early every night to be with my family. But this has some practical implications. It means that while I'm at work I need to work with focus and diligence to get the things that need to be done done before I call it a day. And this hasn't been a problem... I'm so happy to report that! In the past I would have never been confident enough to take on such a role. I would have doubted my ability to handle the workload. I would have doubted my ability to focus and get things done... I would have stayed at that other job, where things were easy enough that I could work despite my constant distractions.

Things are good.

And to add to the good news, baby #3 will be here in the summer!!!!

2 comments:

David said...

Congratulations Matt, on your 3rd baby and on the new job and new brain power. Hope you keep the balance between home and work and God. I will pray for you today

Carmi said...

"I am probably a little too cautious about the importance of being home from work early every night to be with my family."

Sounds like you've got your priorities in perfect order. I echo David's words on baby #3. What a blessing for you all! As a parent of three, I can vouch for how full they'll make your home - and your heart.

Dropped by from Tanya's today to thank you for guest-posting here.