Next Sunday JB’s traveling to Seattle. He’s spending the night there because he needs to be in Redmond Monday morning for new employee orientation. He’s not exactly a new employee at Microsoft — in fact, he’ll have accumulated a total of ten years soon — but it’s S.O.P. for all fresh hires.
It’s not at all what I thought he’d be doing, here in Eugene. Nor did he. He was happy working for Bowtech Archery, but you know how life works: curveballs. This one came in the form of an awesome opportunity to work at Perceptive Pixel, a company acquired by Microsoft last year.
He’ll be driving to and from Wilsonville on a daily basis, traveling about 180 miles a day. “It’s worth it,” he says, and I say okay. We support you. Because sometimes you have to put in sacrifices to go after what you want. Most of the time, really.
It’s another big change for our family, but I’m excited for him. He’s going to kick ass, just like he always does.