Mixed Emotions About Moving My Office

Posted on September 3, 2014 by - Also by this author

Last week, I wrote about how a man walked into our office and offered cash for our building. We had 30 days to vacate. It wasn’t just vacate. He wanted our desks, our phone system and even the plants. He wanted it all! He wanted to be able to unlock the door yesterday and start his new business venture, whatever that might be.

That left us to go scramble for new digs, new furniture, a new phone system and still keep operating our 24/7 business. The thought of moving our computer server and implementing a new phone system while keeping our business running was certainly a scary prospect.

An even scarier prospect was leaving my personal office. I figured out that I had spent 21 years, four months and 26 days in the office -- a total of 7,818 days of my 16,310 days on earth. That breaks down to 48% of my entire life. I suppose it would be like taking a fish from an aquarium after so long and throwing him into a new aquarium. I’m excited about a new adventure, but the reality is, I hate change.

I always figured if I went blind that as long as I could get to and from work every day, I would be able to get around the office just fine. Yeah, I think like that! I would know about how many steps it takes to get to the kitchen, where the refrigerator was, the sink, the restroom and even about how many steps in to find the toilet.  All of this will be different now.
I thought about how old I was when I moved into my office: 31! My kids were 13, 11, 10, and 8. I felt like I was on top of the world. It was a new beginning. I thought I was so smart and I owned the world. How many of you just stopped and did some math? Yes, I started by career as a dad at a young age.

Over the years, this my office would see me define myself. As I posted about moving out of the office on my personal Facebook wall, I had many, many former office staff members make comments on my wall about their time spent in that office. I realized that each one of them helped in defining the man I am at 52. I am a completely different man as I move out of that office. I went from being a somewhat shy and introverted person to being able to say what’s on my mind, and considered a public person in my community through my roles in charity work.  
Next week I will share with you the trials and tribulations of the physical move. It was difficult to say the least. It was rife with problems. However, we are settling in to our new digs and finding a renewed happiness and excitement.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

March 8, 2017

Immigration Issues Can Hit Limo Operators

Illegal or not, immigrants in one California region spend hard-earned money on renting stretch limousines.

March 1, 2017

Did The Dent Fairy Come To Visit You?

Unlike the tooth fairy and baby teeth, the dent fairy never runs out of vehicles.

February 15, 2017

My Unofficial International LCT Show Agenda

The suite parties, charity fundraisers, and off-the-grid get togethers round out a complete global industry trade show.

February 14, 2017

How To Practice Common Sense Customer Service

It's one of the most important and difficult qualities to hire for, since it emerges in unexpected situations on the job.

February 1, 2017

3 Big Fouls From My First Uber Rides

Operators don't have much to worry about if TNC drivers keep acting like this.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - June/Fact Book 2017 $12.95 * Facts & Stats * Directors & Guides *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close