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Friday, March 13, 2009

Distance

Yes, It's been a while.  Sorry for the silence, but to be honest, I think mentally I really needed some distance.

Last year was, to put it mildly, a truly wild experience.  I never in my wildest dreams would have guessed that things would have gotten as crazy as they did (on dec 31st i must have done 15 interviews) and while I'd be lying if I said that a lot of it wasn't a blast, it really took a toll, both mental and emotional.  Which is why I've been silent for a while.  I think I needed some distance from the whole experience in order to get a better grasp on where things were and where they were going.


As some of you may have known, I had grand plans for a new site and even hired a company to build a really cool version for me, but sadly, they jumped ship two weeks before the end of the year (so much for contracts right?).  So I created a site on my own which i must say, is truly stupendous considering i don't know diddly about website creation, but beyond that, is not much of anything.  I think that the reason I haven't been updating it is that i just don't like the way it lays out.

So, rather than reinvent the wheel, I'm coming back to my comfort zone, here at 365.  I'll slowly be transferring all the info from there over here so nothing gets lost, and then building from there.  I've found someone I really like to work with on a new site, but that won't be ready for a bit, and not until i love it.  I'll be getting the newsletter up and running again (sorry for the delay) and am about to send out the second backpack and give away the third (I'll post some pics when i can).  And i'll be back with some new updates and hopefully we can continue where we left off, with me spouting out ideas, and you all coming back with helpful ways to improve on them.

Finally, to everyone who checked in with me, offered your help, and was generally concerned with my well being, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  The fact that I don't even know most of you yet you cared enough to reach out brings me hope and meant a great deal.

Back soon,

Dave


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Buddy! We missed you--but glad you're okay--and took some time to decompress.

Look forward to future "trash" talk!

Scott

Dave said...

Thanks Scott,
May be slow going at first, but it'll get back up to speed eventually. While I'm not planning on steering away from the trash talk, I'm hoping to open up the blog to include all sorts of other interests of mine (sustainability related that is) as well.

More to come.

Dvae

Sustaino - said...

Welcome back! I've been looking forward to new posts, videos and insight. Keep me posted on the e-newsletter (e, right, to save paper?)

Additionally, you might want to do some homework on what the Japanese call "GOMI" (a.k.a. Garbgae Nazi). Interesting insight.

Regards,
Sustaino
www.sustaino.blogspot.com

knutty knitter said...

We missed you - I was getting worried there for a bit.

viv in nz

Jennifer said...

Enjoyed your year of trash project! Looking forward to following and reading your posts again.

Marc W. Yarlott, P.E. said...

Dave,
Keep up the good work. I think that this past winter with economic and election news just stressed everyone for a variety of reasons. I had to take a break too and I don't do anything nearly as difficult as your project here.

I am looking forward to your future posts on sustainability.

Bob said...

Dave,
I want to echo everyone else thoughts. Welcome back. I was wondering what was going on with your other web site and only checked this one by accident...
Bob