Sometimes, we just need to take a few steps back and enjoy the path we are on. As we enter a new year, it is as good a time as any to consider how to make the new year better than the last one.
I have no regrets about dedicating 15 of the last 16 years to making my hometown a better place. With a lot of help from the city staff and my fellow council members, we accomplished quite a bit. Still, I don’t miss the meetings.
On a professional front, I find myself spending less time sitting in my downtown office and more time working from home or visiting clients at their homes and businesses. My business partner has been working primarily from home since before COVID, so I suppose I’m simply a little slow to adjust to the new flexibility I find myself enjoying. We went to Maine for Christmas with my daughter, my son-in-law, and their five kids. It is actually pretty easy to do essential work via a VPN connection from an airport or from a house out in the Maine woods. We’re definitely going to enjoy some more exploring in 2024.
One of my projects for early in 2024 is going to be to reconfigure some space for a better home office. I’ve already got a spot identified. My current work from home setup is little more than a small corner desk and a rather large computer monitor. I had a nice home office set up back in the 90’s, so a little early “spring cleaning” is going to be in order.
Part of that spring cleaning is going to be to sell some stuff that has been accumulating in the space that used to be my home office. Available for immediate pickup are a couple of two post relay racks (perfect for mounting telephone / internet gear, network switches and small servers), a couple of display carrels with shelves and pegboards (perfect for someone opening or remodeling a retail store), a product display post, suitable for hanging products (like hand bags), and a small, lockable equipment cabinet. Let me know if you might have a use for any of this gear.
I suspect I’ll unearth more stuff in need of a new home as I get further into my spring cleaning project.
This past year ended on a good note. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2024 brings for our family and the community we love to call home. Here is wishing a Very Happy New Year to you and yours.
By the way, the picture at the start of this post was taken just before Christmas when my son-in-law and I explored the property my daughter and her family just bought in Maine. I’ll take hiking boots when we visit again later this year.