You just have to love the fact that I opened my new office just up the street from a great little local coffee shop that has free internet! Since it's still raining to beat the band, I will hang out a little bit longer before I return to my office. I won't have internet until later today (so they say!) so, I had to come down here to get my caffeine fix, my email fix and of course, my bloggage fix!
I cut the cord with my boss (now former) and close, close friend (same person) on Tuesday. He knew I was going to leave so he wasn't surprised about that. but, he was upset with me for not telling him sooner. He said he thougght that I would have more faith in our friendship than to wait this long to tell him I was opening up my own shop. Evidently, one of the people in our industry I used as a reference told him what was up. I guess you can't really count on people to keep their vow of secrecy. I told him that I really really had to be sure I had my ducks in a row before I told him, in case he didn't react well and I got tossed out, losing the deals I had set to close. Well, he couldn't really understand that and I feel sort of badly for hurting his feelings. I misjudged him badly but, it was just one of those situations where I really needed to err on the side of caution. I have my family to think about. All in all, he's kool, has offered to help in any way he can, even telling me that the door is open if this new biz doesnt work out for me. More than I could have even hoped for! (Thanks HP!!)
my wife, son and doggie
coffee shops with free internet and a great mocha
clean carpets and fresh paint (without having to pay for it or do it myself)
fear of failure
faith that even if I fail, things will be ok
that my friend might even still call me to play in the golf league we're in (but probably not)