It was brought to my attention that my "fan base" was upset I hadn't posted my latest achievement. (I was floored
I had a fan base - how cool is that?!?!)
I'm proud to share I accepted the position of Executive Chamber for
the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. I'll officially end my just-shy-of-10-year-employment history at Nex-Tech on Friday, January
7, 2011. My first day at the Chamber will be that following Monday, January 10.
To say the least, I'm excited and
thrilled for this new challenge - and I think it's fair to call it a challenge! It's a big step for me professionally and
personally, and I'm thankful to have an incredible supportive group of family and friends to help see me through the tougher
times. Gerard has been absolutely wonderful through all of this: supportive, encouraging, helpful and, I should add, humbling.
Yep, he now calls me the "Chamber Maid." Oh, isn't he funny.
Garrett likes the idea that I won (i.e.
came in FIRST - very important for this six-year-old) but I think he's far more interested in what kind of treats there will
be waiting for him in my new office. When the Hays Daily News published the front-page story of my hiring, (check out www.hdnews.net - story ran on December 9, 2010), I asked Garrett to read the story for me out loud. After three paragraphs, he got
bored, and so I continued reading for him. When I finished, I turned to him and asked him, "Pretty cool, huh?"
His response: "Cool? What's cool? Where's the Sports?" Ahh, thank goodness for my family in keeping me grounded!