Hi Again! From Gotham to the Sunshine state.

Wow, it’s been 3 months since my last post.  That’s THE longest timeframe I’ve gone without posting anything in the last 6 years.  Yikes!  Here’s the deal for those curious:

imageI recently completed a complete relocation from NYC to Central Florida with my family.  Two kids, spouse and cat. 🙂 If you have never uprooted your family and moved them a state or 2 away, [SPOILER ALERT] IT IS A HECK OF A LOT OF WORK.  A ton of planning, a bunch of research, a lot of coordination and more than a fair share of luck.  Timing real estate transactions, school enrollments (which DON’T always sync up when moving south/north due to weather differences) and of course balancing client engagements. 

Fortunately, I am employed by an awesome company that worked with me and helped enable this move south for me and my family.  The end result was a smooth physical transition with very little interruption to client projects and responsibilities.  The technology (both home and enterprise infrastructure) that we have available to us now allow for the kind of remote working environments which probably weren’t possible even a few years back.  I have been and am extremely lucky to be working for IPM at a time when these types of transitions are possible.

So why the 3 month lapse in posts?  For me, Blogging is a lot like exercising.   When you are on a roll and in a rhythm, it just works.  You hit the gym, feel great afterwards and know you accomplished something.  But stop for a while and it becomes increasingly hard to get back into that mindset of sitting down, typing and posting.  The longer you sit on the sidelines, the harder it is to get back into the game.  I’m sure this is typical for almost any type of habit driven behavior.

So this post (although not technical in nature) is my way of getting back into the routine of posting and blogging and breaking out of my writing dry spell. 

Thanks for reading!