I found out on Thursday that a former co-worker committed suicide. I found out that the co-worker was battling through depression. The co-worker was 27 years old, just one year older than me.
We weren’t co-workers for a long time. I was on my way out anyway but we spent several months working together, sharing laughs, all that stuff. We weren’t real buddy buddy or anything, but we spent pretty much every day of the week together working on things.
This is the first time I have ever dealt with suicide personally. Even though we weren’t close, this still hits home to me. I don’t know what it is like to be in depression. I don’t know what it is like to truly consider and go with suicide.
I know I can’t fix anything now. I just don’t know how to handle it. Somebody, pretty much my age, was going through this and it’s done. It’s frightening.
Prayers to the family. And maybe God can also find a way to comfort me as well during this time. I just don’t know what to do.
As some of you know from my last post about the Bay, I really enjoyed my time there. I was working from the office, I was seeing all the cool things they had around the place. And most importantly, I was being important. And plus I took public transportation each time, which was nice.
They were asking me questions and my input. I was working and giving suggestions, throwing out solutions and all that jazz. I really feel comfortable knowing that I can spend my career doing this and knowing I am useful. I am appreciated.
Another great thing was that I got to hang out with friends. Seeing my old college buddies was great. I even got a chance to see a friend who happened to be working at Amazon nearby whom I haven’t seen in 10 years I think. It was really nice to just be back in the Bay and totally relaxed
As you can see above, that’s one of the cool things along the walls at Yahoo. And I think I will be back sooner than later.
I am so happy to be back in the Bay. Sure it’s mainly the South Bay, but I spent six years of my life here. It’s something. Plus, look at the welcome they gave me.
I had to fly out of LAX at 7:40am, which meant the shuttle that picked me up came at 4:30. Ooof. And what’s worse was when the shuttle pulled up, I walked out of my house and straight to the car door. The driver didn’t open it for me. I just stood there. Apparently he was standing next to the trunk waiting to see me leave my house. I entered the car by myself.
Then the driver walked to the front door and waited and even called my phone. He didn’t know I already entered. SMH.
After two years with the NFL Network, I have a new job. It was a bittersweet ending to my time with the network but after a contract dispute, I decided it was just time to move on.
Now I’m in Santa Monica editing stories that go through the mobile app. I get to read a lot of stories, edit and really be the boss. Also what’s great is that I get to travel. Sunnyvale, I’m coming for ya.
Thank God for this. I knew that I would get a new job soon, but I didn’t think it was this soon. Yahoo is great and they treat me well. They have catered food around the clock and the people believe in me and envision me being around a long time. I like purple. Always been a Yahoo fan. So happy to be here! New fun challenges awaits!
Well, after two years, it’s done. It sucks, but I have left. On to the next thing. I don’t know what that is. But I get some time to rest.
I think one of the craziest things about my career is that it’s ever changing. Whether or not it’s my position or the assignments I do, it’s always changing. Most times these things are unpredictable but that’s what I love about my job. It’s not your M-F, 9-5 kind of deal. Every day is different. The hours are different. It’s fun.
So I sit here wondering what is my next step. I’ve gotten real far and I know I got the skills. But where do I go from here? I think that maybe I’ll figure it out soon. But until then, I know where I stand and where I’ll go.
To be continued and onward and upward. Life’s good because God is good.
BTW, I can’t wait to head back to the Bay this weekend. Oh yeah!!!
Last night I attended a job fair that was held at Staples Center. Part of the perk was that I could get a ticket to the game.
But the job fair was supposed to be sports related but it ended up being all ticketing and marketing sales. They had Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA reps there but it was not all that great. I still got a chance to talk to a few reps but it really wasn’t all that. But who knows where my resume goes.
But I did go to the Warriors game afterward. But they lost. Weak.