Thoughts on being back at work

I’m wrapping up week three of being back in the working world, which is providing interesting rewards and interesting challenges. The blog… it is harder to focus on it because my focus is other places… like enterprise software startups.  My time with my daughter is now condensed down to a few minutes in the mornings and a couple of hours in the evening (some of those real quality hours where she screams and writhes on the floor…).

It is a very different life than the one I had back when I took my last bonefishing trip to South Andros.

That trip was the end point of the life I’d had for the last couple years as a stay-at-home dad.  I came back to a kind of fecal weather front that propelled me into the workforce.  The job didn’t come from Monster or Craigslist, but a guy I played soccer with one a team that was very, very short of winning ways but big on fun… the Knights of Ni.

I think of the last fish I caught there in Andros… that nice Cuda… trolling with Kyle and guide Freddy. It was an unexpected twist and maybe that made it all the more special.

This job is kind of like that, I suppose.

My next trip is some time in 2012, I hope.  I may set my sights on Florida since I have yet to fish for bones in Florida.  I can’t even really turn my gaze that way yet.  I can’t be sure I’ll make it to Florida, really.  This phase of life is about knocking the bejeezus out of this job, about helping to make this little startup a success and helping to set up my family toward something like a sustainable future.

Bonefish are in my blood though… I’ll be back after them… that’s for sure.


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  1. Good luck, I’m rooting for ya!

  2. Frank Dalziel

    Hi Bjorn: I totally understand. At risk of sounding like a broken record, have you considered Christmas Island? Not quite as luxurious but the fishing, place and people are amazing! Stay at “The Villages”, you will be well looked after. And a bonus, since you go through Honolulu, stay a few extra days and try for the giant bones at the south end of Oahu.
    All the best, Frank

  3. Oh, I’d love to go to Xmas, but the cost is probably too high for me for 2012. The airfare alone is a killer. I can get to Miami pretty cheaply and if I bumm it, I could do the trip for not too much scratch, which would likely be vital. We’ll see.

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