There's been a few changes for me over the last couple of days...
On Saturday the basketball team I coach won their first game ever! These are young kids, most of whom are playing in their first season. They've been improving every week, but up until now we've found that we've struggled against the opposition. More often than not, the 'mercy rule' comes into play. When we are 10 points behind, the other team has to run back to their key, so at least we can dribble the ball down the court before they steal it and score again
But not yesterday! With the help of a fill-in player everything fell into place. Our shots were dropping, passes were being caught and before I knew it I had to do something I'd never expected I'd need to do – I called a timeout to tell my players that *we* were 10 points in front and that we now needed to run back to let the other team have a go.
It was a great feeling and so satisfying to see the surprised but happy faces of the kids.
The other big change for me was that Friday was my last day at LobsterPot Solutions. It's been great to watch LobsterPot grow from when I became Rob's first full-time employee to where it is now – as Adelaide (and now Melbourne's) preeminent SQL Server and Business Intelligence consultancy.
So what's next? I've decided to accept an offer to join MatrixGroup, and I'm looking forward to the new challenges this will present.
When I told my kids, they responded with "You're going to work for the Magic Tricks Group?" Which allows me to indulge in my love of the Muppets by closing with a quote from The Amazing Mumford..
"A la peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!"
(which always seemed a very odd thing to have on your sandwiches until I learned that jelly was American for jam.. but then to me that's still an odd combination to have on a sandwich!)