So it’s been three weeks since I’ve been at my new job with TD, and I’m so damn happy. It’s really great to be in the office and see friends that I haven’t seen in 5 or 6 years. I’m constantly being stopped in the hallways after someone approaching me starts to recognize me, they stare a little more, usually start pointing and saying, “Hey, you’re… you’re back!”
One of the things that have confirmed my decision to return to TD as a good one, have been the crazy number of folks that did the exact same thing that I did. Left the bank from concern over the acquisition, found that the grass wasn’t greener, and came back. I have run into at least 6 people that have taken that exact same path.
There have been some friends that have almost been consolatory when they learned that I decided to hang up the entrepreneurial shoes, and head back to the cubes. Truth is, I couldn’t be prouder. After I completed the orientation and was given my pin, I was a little teary. It’s been such a journey, and I’m so happy to be back in a place where I can provide for my family so they and I can grow together.
Yesterday, my Samsung Galaxy S4 just signed it’s own death warrant. I can’t use this phone any more. Maybe I’ve got a dud, but this phone is borderline dangerous for running. The GPS signal was apparently lost for nearly a full mile, and I didn’t realize it. I checked my pace and saw I was nearly two minutes below my normal pace. So I picked it up for the next few miles. After seeing the numbers not improve much more, I looked at the map. Well, when the GPS failed, it plotted me as running across Cooper River. Now, at one time I considered buying a Prius, but that doesn’t make me Jesus.
Much to my son’s delight (he will get my S4), I’m going to shell out some money at some point after my first paycheck (possibly wait until 9/9 when the iPhone 6 is released), and go back to the iOS fold. I know lots of folks swear by Android and the S4′s, but I haven’t met many that use it for truly long distance running and that’s where I have determined the phone is inadequate for my needs.
After our run, Abbe and I picked up the kiddos, had a really great dinner at Ott’s and then just relaxed. Abbe was also lucky enough to get a very intense makeover from Viv…
Abbe is such a good sport, it’s insane. Her makeover even came with a complimentary neck tattoo…