It’s been a crazy year and I have not blogged as much as I’d like but it is crazy to see 500 followers. Facebook is getting up there as well at half with 225 followers. I do a little more on there so feel free to check that out as well. Serious note, five hundred followers? I’d never thought that I’d have that many people reading my blog and my guess it keeps going up from here. To the rest of you bloggers, keep blogging, never give up!
The last home game for Portland Trailblazers and I took the opportunity to take my son at least once this year. Even though we didn’t win, Andrew made some friends by he excitement. The following pictures show his excitement.
We had a blast and he got to meet his favorite mascot again once again!
Today is a day where Olivia had many things to do and it’s just me and the kids. Andrew has karate in about an hour and then we are just going to hang out. The hard part though is going to be the laid back day. Andrew has to constantly be simulated or he runs a muck. Today will be the test to see what he can do when everything is not his way and we do other things. Usually we have karate and counseling (for Andrew to learn to cope with his hyper activity), but today no counseling. Instead of going to counseling, there will be pictures for karate later, so two trips to karate today. Should be interesting due to him not liking karate anymore. He’s got a month or so left and I’ve told him he’s got to finish strong then he can do something else. I asked him what he wants to do and he said basketball and soccer. I knew about soccer but didn’t know he liked basketball so much, like me! I’ve noticed over the last few weeks that he’s been asking, is basketball on (the radio), every time we get in the car. That’s what he rather listen to over music. I was disappointed at first he wanted to quit karate because I thought he just wanted to play video games but when he said he wants to do other sports, I was stoked! Now to just find him leagues that will accept him for his living situations (two different homes). I’ll be looking to see what I can find over the next few weeks!
What can I say about love that others don’t say? Over the last 21 months, I’ve spent my life with not only a wonderful woman, but a woman that’s also an amazing role model to my kids and better yet, a very hard worker when it comes to bettering herself. The last few weeks we’ve been through so much. We’ve done everything from trying to figure out our future and what it can hold. We’ve even been ring shopping, picked one out, bought it, and returned it to design our very own. As we wait for it to be molded, I look for venues to ask and photographers that don’t break my bank just for proposal pictures. There is no one in the world I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life besides her. She’s the one I intend to spend my life “Together Forever” with.
Total of 10 different flights and a total of three round trips. Finally all completed. The first two were personal and the most recent one, returned Wednesday night, was work related. I sit in silence every night wondering if a sales career is were I’m destined to be. When I was working at ADT, I’d say no. Now that I moved on from that micromanaged atmosphere. Being at Protection 1, still selling security, the atmosphere has a personality of its own, people are easier to work with, and the job is easier. Yes I compete with my old company, the largest security company that everyone knows, but that’s the challenge I’m willing to accept. I scored my first real sale with them yesterday and I’ll hopefully get a few more next week. Benefits are nicer, pay is better, quota is lower, and much more. What else could someone want? No that’s not the real reasons but those are nice. My personality, for those who know me, I am quite honest. I couldn’t bear telling people, my customers, that the customer service was awful. With Protection 1, you’ll get that real life person within 10 seconds and can get me in thirty by a transfer. That’s the big reason. That’s enough about work though, going to start writing another one about my other life.
I took the new job and no longer work for ADT. I went to a smaller competitor called Protection 1. They offered very competitive pay and extremely more pleasing hours. At ADT I was working an average of 65-70 hours a week. Here at Protection 1, I may break 43 hours once a month. All these reduced hours and pay to compensate the reduction. The only hurtle to overcome will be the smaller company as everyone has heard of ADT and not so much Protection 1 (even though they are the second largest in the country). I started working this past Monday but only for two days until my trip to El Paso (all about in my last blog). I’ve made one sale and will be going back full force and full time come this Monday!