Odd Things

The last 5 days have been marked by an odd assortment of activities, but what else is new!

The Yoga day was better than I anticipated.  It was like a gajillion degrees below zero here and I was still not feeling well and nearly talked myself out of going, but the money had been spent, so I was going!  It turns out I was the only guy who attended – 9 women and 1 guy.  I was treated kind of like a celebrity, or maybe an anomaly?  In any event, I survived all the yoga classes and felt better having participated in the event.

In the last 5 days, I took another cooking class.  This was held in an affluent suburb of Minneapolis (hint – the name starts with letter “E” and ends with “ina”).  As a result of the location, the class was packed with about 30 students, most of whom wore more expensive clothes than the entire value of my wardrobe.  I took a class from this instructor last year and he is really good – he is a chef and a nutritional consultant – and I walked out of there with 4 very healthy recipes that I know how to pull together!

In the last 5 days I also got two phone calls from two hiring managers checking references on a student I had in my class Spring semester.  Even though I am not teaching this semester, I am still mentoring and doing connections of students and business people, and I convinced one of these hiring managers to come out to campus in February and have lunch and talk about creating a better pipeline of students into his firm.

In the last 5 days I got a phone call from London, a Board search firm checking to see if I had an interest in board opportunities in the UK.  Did not see that one coming, but did my due diligence on the firm and individual contacting me and it seems legit.

This morning,  I attended a volunteer orientation so that I can serve meals at a local shelter.  Turns out they do a lot more than just meals and this may be another opportunity for me.

Time to get ready to start the financial class at our church.  Tonight it is about saving, so I think I will bring along my first nickel I earned as a visual of how to be a diligent or slightly-crazed saver.


A Boomer In Transition

p.s. Country music is still blasting through the speakers in my house, so not everything is odd.

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