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Hey, blog, how you been? +updates

Whoa…this is my blog. Hey blog, long time no post.

So, life happens. Short version –

– Moved to Dallas, worked for Fleishmen-Hillard (as noted in previous post)
– Moved to Chicago, worked for Weber Shandwick
– Got engaged
– Now work SMITH

Now here is one irony moment for today. When I worked at PR agency and did social media strategy, I did not blog/tweet/etc. But now that I work at a digital agency I feel compelled to be active again in the blog/tweet/etc. world.

idk. while it all might be #10Kmfonatrain, it’s continues to be a pretty good ride.

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Further down the road…

5 years…

…actually, not quite 5 years. In 2005 I joined Carmichael Lynch as a research specialist. Back then social media was a buzz word, Twitter still had the “track” feature and Facebook was just for college kids. Through the years I had the fortune to work with some great people to create some great work. The clients and people at CL are both top notch and will be missed. But this Friday will be my last day at Carmichael Lynch.

Next week I will be packing up my new car (I know, this still shocks some of my family/friends that I have a car) and will be heading South…to Dallas…yes, that’s Dallas, Texas. I know…here I was worried that I was moving to a non-snow state. But they just got 10 inches of snow there last week. So, I guess my new winter coat won’t go to waste after all. See, everything is going to be fine :)

In Dallas, I will be joining Matt Dickman at Fleishman-Hillard as Senior Vice President of Social Strategy. Though the decision to move South was a tough one, the opportunity to work with Matt and Fleishman-Hillard team/client roster was something that I could not pass up.

To my Minneapolis friends and family – you will be missed. Well, the -20 degree weather might not be missed but the art openings, soccer, broomball, board games, Irish pubs, beer tastings and Thanksgiving dinners will be.

Thank all over you for the laughs and great times over the last 5 years.

If you are ever in Dallas, much sure you stop by and say “howdy”.


The need to slow down

The words of the master were sign #3;

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Mr Ferris Bueller

Seriously, in last 4-5 days I’ve seen nothing but signs that say – slow down. First it was the International Institute of Not Doing Much and then Good magazine has an whole issue towards slowing down. So I did what any self-respecting person who thinks that the random appearance of three similar ideas/objects will bring meaning to life and slowed down. Here is what I’ve done so far.

1) I’ve stepped back. I’ve tried to observe what is going on around me. How are things moving around me? What am I moving around? So far, what I’ve noticed is things are not really that complex. If you just notice, most solutions and ideas are right in front of you. You just might need a different perspective. Going a tad slower allows for the possibility of multiple perspectives.

2) Enjoy more by doing less. 2K10 friendship day was great. Simple. Awesome. Noticed many small things. Felt weird and sorry and sad for Tyson

3) Turned the corner. Broke a promise never to blog too personal. Can’t win them all.

And in turn slow fashion…that’s about all I have to say about that for now. Though, has given me time to have a few good thinks.

A person should not believe in an “-ism,” he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.”

Mr Ferris Bueller

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