Friday, January 15, 2010

A Good Anniversary

A year ago today I was laid off from my job as a software manager, when Autodesk eliminated 10% of their work force. I am celebrating this anniversary.

The past year has been a great adventure, as I've left behind a job and industry I had grown weary of, and thrown myself into a whole new world. I have learned a phenomenal amount (about climbing, business, construction and other things), and met a lot of great people. It's very exciting to be doing and creating something new.

A year ago:
  • CGI stood for Computer Graphics Imagery
  • I had just lost a job
  • I was facing a final pay cheque
  • my future was uncertain

  • CGI means I'm a Climbing Gym Instructor
  • I'm recruiting people to fill a large number of part-time positions (see
  • today was the first pay day for myself and my 2 full-time staff
  • we're looking forward to opening the doors of the new climbing gym in a little over 2 months
It's been a good change...