Friday, May 06, 2005

Cinco de Mayo + 1

This day represents a major turning point in my life. May 6th, 2005. It is the last day of my employee life and the beginning of my self employed life. Not since I left the roadie life and the Stevie Ray Vaughn tour has such a decision been so life changing.

This was my last day as a member of Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG). It took a great deal of courage on my part both to leave a great firm that gave me a lot of opportunities to grow and to walk away from everything that means.

I wish I could give some great "dirt" they were asking me to cross dress or use ADT instead of Revit but truth be told, they were great!! My direct boss Jim Balding was a great boss and we had fun working together...or at least I did! Our boss Larry Rocha was also a great boss to have.

Besides those in the Newport Beach office, I miss Danny Polkinhorn in Honolulu, a great programmer and all around nice guy, and the teams I worked with there as well as the folks in the London office. I've got to mention Scott Brown naturally, his recommendation gave me additional credibility when WATG asked to talk with me 14 months ago. He's a great Revit guru and a true early adopter like Jim and WATG. It was too bad when he ran off to the Orlando office because we didn't get to interact as much after that. I've said it already, but it's a great firm filled with talented nice people so it is easy to miss them for sure. I wish them and WATG the best and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with Revit in the coming years!

So now I embark on this path...wondering where it leads? Will it be fun? Will I have time or money to do the things I want to do? Will my family put up with me? All questions I'll have to answer later...but so far so good!! Wearing my bunny slippers to work on days when I'm not traveling is pretty cool! what am I doing? Why, Revit consulting of course! I'm working as a consultant with Cyril Verley of CDV Systems, Inc. Have notebook computer and Revit, will travel!