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6/14/11

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.

There's a storm a-brewin' and it's of my own creation.

Thursday I will be leaving my current job at a non-profit agency, and leaving 4 months of fun experiences behind.  You have seen me vent about old people, coworkers with personal space issues, and how I was helping move the agency in the first weeks instead of learning my job.  It's been a fun ride, people, but it's time for something new and exciting.

And wow, what a way to dive in...

I am taking a long 3-day weekend before starting my new job.  Friday, I plan on getting up and hitting the road around 4am, on my way down to California.  I'm determined to spend Father's Day weekend with my boys, and I'm not going to let another financial hiccup stop me.  It's an 1,800 mile round trip, but will be well worth it. 

Monday I will start my job as an outside sales rep selling various products to feed & farm stores in a 4-state area.  My first week will be a ride-along training with my new boss, and he has already planned a route that will cover about 1,000 miles in 5 days.  I could essentially go in for an oil change today, and need another one by the end of next week.

Why am I doing this, you may ask?  Because it's what I have wanted to do for years.

When I was in California, I worked at a pet food company for nearly 8 years.  I sat in practically every seat, and was considered "the glue that held the company together."  (My boss' words, not mine, but I loved to repeat them as often as possible) One position I never did but wanted to do was be a sales rep.  Not only did they make amazing money, but it looked like a lot of fun.

So now, I'm getting my chance.  Sure, if I had the job in Cali, the territory would cover 4 counties and not 4 states, but what better way to familiarize myself with the area than driving the roads and seeing the sights?  I haven't blogged a lot about Wyoming or Montana yet, but will have the opportunity as I meet Idaho's whacked-out neighbors.

So yes.  I'm overwhelmed.  I'm biting off more than I think I can possibly chew.  But chew I will, and I will survive.  I will succeed.  I will conquer.

Most of all, I will blog.  This position is going to take its toll on me at first, but writing is my passion.  It's my release.  If I lose this, I'll lose my sanity.

Besides, I have to keep my Idahomies entertained.  It's what I do.

As the illustrious Aunt Becky would say, eye of the motherfucking tiger.

Allright chums, let's do this... 
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34 witty retorts:

Neon said...

I hope you'll feel good with your new job man. :)

The Angry Lurker said...

All I say is good luck and hope it works out.

Jewels said...

Way to live large and take a chance! Congrats on the job you have always wanted and also for not letting anything stop you from being with your boys on your special day. Have a safe trip! :)

Jeff said...

Good luck, man, and Happy Father's Day.

Zombie said...

Happy early fathers day to ya! :D

Random Girl said...

Yeah! So glad you are finding a way to see your boys this weekend. The boost in spirits will carry you through the start of your new gig like nothing else could. Congrats on pursuing your new adventure, can't wait to read your tales from the road.

Matthew MacNish said...

There'll be plenty of great scenery. It's a beautiful part of the world.

Whiskey Girl said...

Good Luck - Be safe - Happy early Father's day.

Melanie said...

Have a very happy father's day and good luck with your new job!

Autumnforest said...

Congrats! Have a magical father's day! Enjoy the new job. If there is a theme in your life, it is going with the flow. I suspect you will succeed greatly.

Drake Sigar said...

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Rob said...

Good luck on your new adventure, it sounds great ! Lookin forward to reading your future posts

Xenototh said...

I can't believe how much traveling that is... hats off to you for trying.

AllenTesch said...

Sounds damn exciting to me.
If you're going to be on the road a lot, you should do a thing where you find followers in your sales territory and meet them. And crash on their couch.

Shutterbug said...

Congrats on your new job! To new adventures! :)

Bart said...

the shit winds be a brewin and keep an eye out for dem shit hawks :D

Moobeat said...

great post

Lendo Khar said...

Congratulations, hope you get some fun doing your job. somehow you will spend a lot of time traveling, that seems cool

Underground Dude said...

Have a most excellent and groovy Father's Day. Grats on the new jobby jon!

Annabelle said...

Hells yah!

Good for you honey bunny. You go and grab em by the short and curlies.

As far as Father's Day, I think that is fantastic. You do what it takes to squeeze those lil fellas.

Bunny Hill said...

Good luck with your next job.

Adsila said...

Congrats on the job. I am glad you will continue blogging. I don't know what I would do without my Idaho fix.

Leeanna said...

Congrats on the job. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I found you through Content Unrelated. Love your blog and I have to continue reading when I can on yours.

THE SNEE said...

I can't wait for traveling stories! Your wit, and eye for the absurd, bizarre, and of course everyday goings-on in the world will be unbelievable assets to the blog as well as your sales pitch. Congratulations, enjoy Father's Day, and safe travels.

Silver Strands said...

Glad I found you through Cheeseboy.
PS - your post reminds me of the book "The 4 Hour Work Week" ... Have you read it?

The Reckmonster said...

Werk it, B!!! Good for you that you're doing something you WANT to be doing!! And I am sending you lots of positive vibes to carry you happily to your boys for father's day weekend!!!

kitkat said...

yay! glad u finally get to hang out with ur boys :)

Smart Ass Sara said...

First up, yay for going to see your boys. You'll have a good time and yes it will absolutely be worth it.

Second, are you going to permanently smell like cow poop? Because that is no good.

Third, yay on new job! I am sure you'll come across all kinds of crazies and that makes me happy.

D4 said...

You know, it makes me happy when people are doing what they want to do, so congrats! :) Can't wait for the stories, man.

Pickleope said...

That's bold and awesome! I admire the juevos. Good luck!

Ally said...

dude, congrats. i have to tell you that i think i'm seriously jealous. why? the idea that you held the same job down for 8 years seems nearly impossible to me having been the result of layoffs all along my career - between mergers, dot bomb, company restructuring, you name it... i love that you are doing something you're excited about while i'm begging companies to hire me to answer their phones. yes, it sounds like an insane challenge, but it sounds like something you're really into and excited about and that's what matters. please keep us posted. somehow you will make time to blog, trust me. even if you just throw out a sentence or two to keep your readers in the loop, ya know?

god speed, kiddo.
ps enjoy father's day with your kids, this is my first father's day with my dad in ten years since he moved down here to FL and we're now here :)

Aaron M. Gipson said...

One of the things I love most in the world is a good road trip. And it sounds like alot of this job will consist of that. And what better way to get you acclimated to it quick that a long hail to go see your boys. Can't wait to hear the stories!

Skankin_Pete said...

Good luck with the new job =)

Thank, Q said...

I'm late to the party, but good luck with the gig! I'm sure you'll do well. After all, you won The Stunner, so you're good at marketing and selling!

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