Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ready for a new adventure

SO FRIDAY I turned in my notice at The Herald-Whig. It's been 16 eventful years, full of highs and lows. I appreciate everything the paper and company has done. I work for a great boss, Don Crim.

It's just time to do something else. Exactly what something else is to be determined.

Burnout is a scary thing. I want to make sure everybody understands this was on me. When you don't want to go to work anymore, grinding it out is bad for all involved.

I haven't looked for another job while employed at The Whig. I was asked yesterday what I wanted to do and really, all doors are open and I'll consider just about anything.

I am not quitting to work at Second String Music. Sheryl does an incredible job and we have excellent help. Someday we'll be able to use the store income to carry our household freight and I'll be able to piddle on the guitar all day.  For now, we are happy it is doing well, growing and paying its own bills.

We are scared and excited. I was warned about jumping without the parachute. In the end, I did what needed to be done. We are ready for the next chapter.

Sheryl and I are heading for some beach time to decompress, and not think about the next step.

8 comments:

  1. Michael Van HoutenAugust 4, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Wow, Rod! You are brave and crazy all at once! But again we already knew that. It's a courageous thing to step out in faith like you've done....hoping and praying that whatever the new adventure is will be amazing. I have a feeling it will be.

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    1. Crazy? Me? Appreciate the prayers and support. We'll get it figured out on the beach!

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  2. Good for you Rodney. We'll have to get the "Deadly Weapons" worked back up in case you need some supplemental income above and beyond all your other supplemental income gigs! Lol. I'm proud of you. But we will miss you down at the PD. You were always very fair and great to work with. The HW is losing a wonderful writer. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Might One. I always tried to maintain good relationships and it wasn't easy. I'm ready to jam!

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  3. You...are a daring cousin! will be praying you will be able to be renewed with your time away...and to find your next 'love' to pursue in life! kudos! grace

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  4. I think you're going to write a book. After all, you have to do something to get strangers riled up at you -- you're going to miss making people rant....

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    1. Yup, I will REALLY miss that part. In much more important news, I'm bringing up some St. Louis craft beer.

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  5. Come drive railroad crews around with me out of West Quincy. The pay sucks but its a decent job. :)

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