(the next few posts are going to be a bit out of order, wrote this on the plane and wanted to get it posted)
The flight from Salt Lake to Denver was full of a high school girls soccer team from Australia. They had been traveling for 27 hours, and Denver was their final destination. Listening to their accents I started to think about all of the planes I’ve been on since I quit my job in Portland. I’m traveling for work this week, but my work at Energetechs has never had the same rote tedium that working at Glumac did. I still feel like I’m on the journey. I remember sitting on the plane on Monday morning, November 15, 2010 on my way to the GreenBuild conference to represent Glumac. That was when I decided to quit the job and see what else the world had to offer- it’s fun to think that the journey that has been my life since then has pretty much been perfect, with just enough low points to make it real.
I’m in Denver to give a presentation to the Passive House Institute US National Conference. I’m a little scared that being the nerdiest construction company in Montana isn’t quite enough to hang with the other folks here, but we’ll give it our best. We’ve got an authentic story to tell, and I think we tell it well- the success is going to lie in owning that.
It is said that the world is like a book, and that those who don’t travel only read one page. I’ll be here until Monday and expect to work my tail off, learning, networking, training, and growing- and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m curious to see what coming back to Missoula feels like, particularly in comparison to returning there after Yosemite a few weeks ago. Stay tuned.