Working in the coaches program at DirecTV is definitely not the cake job that I thought it was when I was new hire. I remember thinking “I want to be a coach someday.” Well I am a coach now, and I have to say that there is a lot of work to be done. There is a lot of responsibility that I have taken on since I have become a coach. All in all, though, it’s way worth it. It is a good feeling when you see the light go on in the eyes of the new hire in week 5 of OJT.
That is not what this post is about though. I got a text message on my phone while I was at work today from one of my old friends in Cali. We kinda parted on bad terms, which is unusual for me. I love everyone. I have always been that way, but given my lifestyle and frame of mind at the time I left California, it comes as no surprise that I have not talked to him in almost 4 years.
It was good to see an email from him, and I hope he calls me. He said that he is not the same person that he was when we last saw each other. I believe it. 4 years is a long time. I know I have changed a lot in the last 4 years.
I mean, check me out, I’m living in Idaho. When I was growing up, Idaho was the state the sitcoms made fun of. Idaho is where the potato lovers live. Idaho is full of rednecks and full of punks that would never make it in Southern Cali… or so I thought. There are some really great people here, and I have made a nice home for myself. I have an awesome puppy that I love very much and a job that I actually don’t mind going too.
I made some really bad decisions 4 years ago. I walked out on a cake job, got into mad debt and turned my back on some really good friends. It has taken me time to forgive myself and move on, but for the most part I have done that.
I didn’t expect this post to be so long. I guess I had a lot on my mind.