The Distance

They deftly maneuver and muscle for rank,
Fuel burning fast on an empty tank,
Reckless and wild they pour through the turns,
Their prowess is potent and secretly stern.
As they speed through the finish the flags go down.
The fans get up, and get out of town.
The arena is empty except for one man,
Still driving and striving as fast as he can.

I was made an offer by another company. I accepted the offer. I will start on November 7th. My last day at DirecTV will be October 31st. I will then take a week long vacation and mentally prepare for the new job.

There are a myriad of emotions I am feeling right now. Excitement, of course; but the excitement is being slightly soured by fear, guilt and sadness. I love my job at DirecTV. I am in no way leaving because of any disdain or negative feelings about my current employer. I love the people in the building. I believe strongly in our product and the direction our business owners are heading.

Am I leaving for money? This new company is offering me a substantially larger salary base than DirecTV is. Does this make me greedy? Probably, a little. I would be an idiot if I turned down this offer.

I am going the distance, and I am a little nervous.

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