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Tuesday, July 3, 2012


As I sit here writing this post I just experienced 3 days with out any electricity with temperatures in the high 90's - low 100's. I still don't have phone or internet service at home. Thankful we have made some very good friends in a very short period of time and we crashed at their house on Sunday. it was truly a 21st century gathering with everyone bringing at least one apple product. During this impromptu chilling session my daughter with the help of others who were without electricity was able to find a job for the summer. Added to all of this was that my first official day of work was July 1 and today was the first day I was able to get into work due to the power outages that hit the Baltimore area this past weekend. Truth be told I actually started early on June 18 for a number of reason.

So why am I telling you all of this.

Well I had planned a whole detailed blog about my transition to my new job, the transition/ welcome letters I wrote as well as the culture I hope to create moving forward. I would still like to write that more formal blog post one day soon.
However this week taught me the best advice about starting a new job or for that matter almost anything we do in life and that is we need to be flexible at times and just "GO WITH THE FLOW"

I had all these amazing ideas and plans and yes I will get to do them but who would have imagined that by the end of the second week on the job in a new city that my family and I would be faced with a major storm and power outage. Thankfully do the support and help and amazing friends we overcame this challenge and we move on until we face the next one and we will tackle that one as well.

Yes I have a lot to say on the topic of transition but for now the best advice I can give is to "Go With The Flow"

There is a Yiddish expression that also sums us this idea slightly differently it says. " Man plans and G-d laughs"

I think when we take a step back and take a deep breath we will see  how truly wise this expression is and how much more in the end we can accomplish when we  " Go With the Flow"

My two cents


  1. Sorry to hear about all the troubles through the transition, Akevy. That said, I am grateful that you have alreday made some good friends. I look forward to reading more about all your new adventures. You are missed here in Memphis.


  2. Thank you for sharing your experience. "Go with the flow" are words I aspire to utilize throughout my life. It's not easy!

  3. Phillip,
    thank you for your kind words.
    Yes it was a tough but there is a saying in Hebrew that all beginning are tough. So hopefully we will get all the tough stuff out of the way from the very beginning and have smooth sailing the rest of the way.

    Miss you guys as well
    I am sure we will stay in touch

  4. Rachel,
    Thank for your comment. Yes those words definitely fall into in the category of easier said than done.
    That being said the alternative isn't much better when everything gets your down is no fun.
    Thanks a lot for sharing