Officially started my position with ISS today. On the south side of OU campus, the office is adjacent to the National Weather Service.
Really nice people so far, but it’s different since no one here is on my team or even in my group. I’ll probably just be coming down to Norman a few times a week unless something changes.
About six months ago, I got a phone call from a woman in NYC who once hired me for a contracting gig back in 2008. The job back then was supposed to last only a month but it turned into three months work and it couldn’t have come at a better time because in 2008, it wasn’t a good time to living in the most expensive city in the country and going through a world-wide economic collapse.
Nathan and I drove to Colorado to meet some friends and ski just west of Denver, CO. His first time to ski, I was truly impressed. Never had any trouble getting off the ski lift. Took a bit of a wipeout on a blue run, but he did a blue run on his first day ever to ski.
In 2012 I was hired at Devon Energy to work in Corporate Communications. Initially as the Web designer but I began to implement User Experience and User Interface standards with not only the website, but with the applications as well. I was able to design and help launch a new website for not only Devon Energy but for the Devon Energy Center as well. We did great creative work in the community though the arts and community giving and it we had fun. It was one of the best teams I had ever had the pleasure of working with.
In my late twenties, I read a book that literally changed the path of my life. It was called “From Alice to Ocean” and it was the photographic record of Robyn Davidson who traveled alone two thousand miles across the Australian outback, from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Shannon gave me a shout out this morning on her radio morning show as a “long time listener”. Inside joke, it’s a country station. 😉 still, they like to chat about our dates online and it’s slightly weird.
My friends got married this weekend and I came back to New York to celebrate with them. During my stay I was given the generosity of a place to stay in Battery Park City, just next door to where I lived for so many years. I was also given the opportunity to see an old friend, to talk about the past and in a way find an absolution for us both. Life is too short to pretend you don’t care about those that you care about.