June 16, 2018

Lessons from the past

Let me start out by saying, YES!

I moved to New Jersey from Arizona.

I have a new job with #ClassLink. Manager of Educational Sucess
I will have to deal with snow and cold weather.
I moved far away from my family and friends.

I am crazy.


  • 1- I didn't have an AZ job.
  • 2- I knew I had to spread my wings and jump out of the AZ nest, because it was no longer viable for me.
  • 3- There was no other choice than to go.

Don't get me wrong.

  • I wanted to stay in AZ.
  • I wanted to be near friends and family.
  • I wanted a fulfilling job.
  • I needed to be in a supportive atmosphere that fed me personally and spiritually.

That was not to be the case, in AZ.

I sit uncertain about my own lodging, but I have a basement to myself.
I sit unsure about my abilities to learn the most complex position I've had yet, but I have a team who has surrounded me and given me tons of support within the first week.
I strongly dislike traffic, but currently commute through the worse traffic in the nation and it is building my patience.
I have no church family, but know that I will find one and worship with them.

I have learned a few things from my past.

  • I have to move when able. 
  • I have to sit when tired. 
  • I have to speak when necessary. 
  • I have to #push through when it looks too hard for me.

What next?
I don't know and let's go.
I did say 2018 would be a year of change.

to be continued...


  1. Rodney, so much admiration and respect for the courage it took to make the change you did! Cheers to you and your new adventure. ox