Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Cue the David Bowie Music

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

December 31, 2006. Around 8 PM.
-Fiddy2 was done. I realized I had a whole year ahead of me of uncertainty.

I was exited for the changes but did not know what the future held.

December 31, 2007: Around 8 PM

- I had just accepted a job offer and hammered down the details. In one month I will be moving to Salt Lake City to begin a new career and a new life. I am excited for the changes and see no limit to my future.

That’s right. After over 3.5 years of living within a stone’s throw of our Nation’s Capitol, I will be packing my bags at the end of January and moving to The Beehive State.

4,500 feet up in the air I will live rather than 45 feet I am at now (depending on the hill I am living on). I have all the anxieties and pins and needles that come with leaving wonderful friends behind but know that that will remain close to me in my heart no matter where I travel.

Thus begins 2008 for me. A year of great opportunity. Come join me, won’t you?

(Check back here often as this journey unfolds.)

12 comments:

cyberpenguin said...

Dane,
Congrats on your new job!
-Corey

Alan said...

Congratulations on the new job Dane! Best of luck to you!

CharlieM said...

Congrats big time Dane! Working in an industry which you obviously love, that is awesome. It was great getting to meet you and compete against you last year, and I wish you all the best as you start down this new path. Attack those Wasatch Mountains!

Yellow Scuba said...

Ragnar is getting more than their money's worth in hiring you! I hope you love the job, Dane. I like Utah. :)

1L said...

Congrats, Dane! What a great opportunity that I am sure you will do well. Any chance of coming back home this summer to run the Presque Isle Half? I hoped to meet up with you there this coming July.

Good luck! Hope you keep running and blogging! And keep us updated on new races.

Monica said...

Congratulations and best of luck in your new job! It sounds like a perfect fit for you.

Chris said...

Congrats on the new job!! Just a slight change of pace from DC to SLC, huh? As you well know, it's a beautiful area and I've heard good things about the nearby marathons. Enjoy the new job and new scenery!

Dean said...

Congratulations, Dane! Sounds like you've merged your passion with your profession... a rare feat.

Elevation awaits you. Consider the benefits when you come back to the coast to run.

- Dean

CTL said...

Congratulations on gainful employment. We'll miss you at GRC! Come back and join us on a Wednesday run anytime!
--Chris

Sam said...

Way to go Dane...best of luck in the new job! Ragnar is lucky!

Andrew said...

Congratulations! Your new job sounds like a fun one. Good luck with all of the changes!

Tara said...

Congratulations on the new job! I hope you like to ski as well as you like to run.