Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dallas Today

I went to Dallas today for a Baseball event for the University. We're trying to raise 2.5 million to build a new baseball stadium and today was basically an informational session for our alumni in the area to let them know about the things the school's trying to do. It as a lunch event at the Diamond Club in the outfield of the Ballpark in Arlington. There were about 25-30 alumni there and I got to meet a lot of new people. We didn't ask anyone for money today, but there were a lot of involved alumni there whom I expect will step up to the plate (pun intended) and help make the baseball vision a reality. Aside from the athletic director putting me on the spot and asking me to get up and say something on behalf of the alumni program without any advance notice, I really think the event was a sucess. And... if I do say so myself, I think I did a pretty good job delivering a spur of the moment/off the cuff "speech" about all the exciting things going on at the University.

I rode down there and back with my VP and that went really well. I've known it all along, but today's trip made me realize that I work for a really good, really wise man (it's not sucking up when you don't use any names in an anonymous blog that only a few people read). We talked a lot about my job/role within the program and he gave me a lot of helpful ideas and direction. Not only that, but he also had a lot of wise things to say about being a godly man and a good husband. I feel like that if I could take one road trip per month with him, that I would never lose direction or motivation at work (not that that's happened yet).

So... that was my day in a nutshell. Did I mention that I'm really enjoying my job? It's funny because 12 months ago I never would've guessed that I would be doing this kind of work... much less enjoying it. God has always provided for me and this job is just one of the many ways that he continues to bless my life.

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