As of Monday, Nov. 19, I am officially the Web Content Specialist at the City of Irving. It's an exciting time to join the city. It recently received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and new developments (DART's Orange Line and Water Street in Las Colinas) are positive signs for the city of 220,000.
My career has been a winding one. This latest move is just what I had been looking for — new challenges, more structure/organization and all-around positive.
For those who follow me on Twitter, the biggest work-related change on that channel is already apparent: The hourly links to random, interesting stories are no more. That's no longer part of my job. Instead, part of my new gig includes overseeing the city's Facebook and Twitter pages. Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't say that the views I share here or post on my personal Twitter page do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
|Taking a photo with a timer is always a comedic process.|
This photo shows it's worth the effort.
|That's me in the middle, just about ready to pass out from|
sprinting the final half-mile. I love that the pic has the
Omni Hotel and Reunion Tower in the background. Dallas!
In just 13 days, the Dallas Marathon will start near the same spot as The Trot. This training cycle is winding down, and I am feeling great. Last year, I didn't have much of a clue what I was doing. I was fairly certain I could finish the race, but I didn't know what it would be like. Entering this year's race, I have improved my training and I better understand what it takes to run this distance. If all goes as planned, I'll have a great accomplishment to share on this blog.