Creating A Clearer Picture

Regular readers of the site will have noticed a slight drop-off in the writing here. By slight drop off, I mean that I haven’t posted in over a month. There are a few reasons for this, but one big one.

I find myself at an interesting moment in my life. For 13 years, I’ve worked for my family’s jewelry business. Our company is in the process of being acquired. It brings great change, has created new opportunities for the future and has required a tremendous amount of work in the present.

Preparing a 68 year-old entity for an acquisition is no easy feat. Neither is getting your head around what this kind of a change means to the vision of my career that I’ve held since I was 12 years old. This is all good news, but it’s required a lot of work, both professionally and personally. It’s taken much more of my time and attention than I expected. It also looks like it will continue to do so going forward.

What exactly I will be doing going forward hasn’t been solidified as of yet, but I like the direction things are heading and am very interested by the shape that the opportunity before me is taking. I also know that, much like the acquisition itself, making the most out of this opportunity will require more of me.

So what does that mean for this site? What about the other projects I’ve been working on across the web? The honest answer: I don’t know yet, but I know it will bring change. I need to let things play out a little longer. I need to get a clear picture of what I want and need to do to make the most of this new opportunity. Then I need to figure out how to continue doing work I’m proud of on the web.

I hope you’ll stick with me through the quiet and I’ll be sure to let you all know as the picture becomes just a little bit clearer.

If you’d like learn more about what’s going on in my world, I invite you to check out this week’s episode of Mikes on Mics. I’ve been struggling to talk about everything that’s going on (both to find the words and the time to do it justice), but I do my best to start sharing more in this conversation about creating and taking advantage of new opportunities. It’s also our first episode on the 5by5 podcast network, which by itself is no small opportunity.

There’s a lot to figure out. I’m looking forward to getting clear, cleaning things up and then getting back to work.

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