Jun 11

Reasons Work is Better than Bonefishing

Um… wait… hold it… I’ll think of a reason…

I was reading something that talked about how great it would be if you could make your job like your hobby.  Imagine if you could talk about it with as much passion… if you could look forward to it as much as that hobby.  It would be a good trick, wouldn’t it?

I’m trying to look at this new job in that light.  It is interesting work.  The startup culture allows you to help really build something.  Your input can actually make it into the final product.

It isn’t the same as bonefishing… but think about how far you could go if you fixed that same steely gaze on Alpha Launches, demo videos and content for the website.

Eye on the prize.

May 11

Ch Ch Ch Changes

OK… there are going to be some changes coming down the pike here at Bonefish on the Brain.  Hope the are seamless and you don’t even notice.

I’m leaving the world of “Stay at home dad”-ing.  It’s been a good run.  I’ve had some really, really fantastic memories.  It is now time to get back to that professional world.  I had really wanted that job to be in the fly fishing industry as the blog had turned so much of my attention there.  Orvis offered me the opportunity to work at their store in San Jose, but I also had the opportunity to work at a high-tech start-up.  In the end, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to be a part of building a company with a really intriguing technology… not to mention to potential financial upside (the difference between selling Helios rods and buying them).

Thanks to the folks at Orvis for being willing to take me on.  I appreciate the vote of confidence and think you guys are headed in the right direction.  I’ve cast the Helios, Hydros and Access… good sticks.

So, I’ll be starting a new job on Monday and entering a new world… one that is going to demand a LOT of my time, energy and focus.  I don’t know when my next trip is going to be, but I’m still going to find stories and post them up for you all to enjoy (every day if I can).  I might just be a little bit harder to get a hold of and I might be a little slower on the reply.

I’m entering a whole new world, and leaving one very awesome world behind.  Sure, I’ll still be a dad, but part of me is really going to miss trips to the aquarium.

Love that girl