At least on the running front. I’m sure glad I don’t have any races on my calendar right now. I’m plugging away a couple or three days a week. I wish I could do more, but I have some things happening on the life front that are higher priority. I thought I would share that with you today. The story begins…..
…about 11 years ago. Yours truly came up with a little software idea right at the time of the Internet bubble, managed to raise some cash, and took a prescription writer product to market. The dreams were huge, the execution was tough, the success was limited. It made me a decent living. It didn’t get me rich.
Fast forward to mid 2010. Meeting with my largest customer. News that their new legacy software includes the functionality that my software provided. Heads up that they would be migrating away from my product. Add to that the fact that larger medical groups (the kind that can afford to pay for services) are moving toward fully integrated electronic records. The writing was on the wall. Time to start polishing the resume. I had become what I never thought I would become. A mid-fifties executive in a down employment market.
But – I’m not the kind of person who shys away from things that are challenging. I polished the resume. And started looking for a job. It took me about two seconds (well okay, maybe about a month) to realize that things were way different than they were the last time I looked for employment, that was back in 1996.
So – I’m going to change up on the subject matter in my blog for a few posts. It won’t be as much a running blog as it will be a “learn from my mistakes” blog. The good news is the jobs are there. The bad news is it’s a lot of work to uncover them. If you all don’t mind, I’ll talk about my trials and tribulations in finding those elusive jobs. Believe me – there’s a lesson for all of us in what I‘m about to write. And thank you for putting up with me for the next few days!