Sunday, May 20th marked my third anniversary as the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. My how time flies.
My first inkling that this was going to be a very different job was when the phone rang at home a few days before the announcement went out. Answered by one of my sons, there was the typical yell of “DAAAADDDDD ….PHOOOONNNNNE!!!!” (as only those with teenagers can really appreciate).
I picked up the phone and was met with an amazing basso profundo voice saying “Hello, this is Darryl Taft of eWeek. Can you confirm that you’ve accepted the position of Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation?”
Sheesh. I haven’t even started the job and I’m already saying dumb things like “no comment”. As for Darryl, I guess being deaf in one ear is an occupational hazard 🙂
A couple of hours later, I was sitting on the back deck having a drink with my wife wondering what the heck I had gotten us unto. But it’s been an amazing role, and one which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
A third year anniversary seems like a good opportunity to pause and reflect, so look for some upcoming blog posts on the past, present and future of the Eclipse Foundation. Hopefully I will get at least one of them done before I am gone fishin’ next week.