Monday, October 25, 2010
We stopped for a moment at the pumpkin patch, where we noticed an odd thing. No stems, leaves, or anything attaching the pumpkins to the ground. In a CSI detective moment, we realized that these pumpkins were probably trucked in instead of grown here. Doesn't bother me, but it was amusing how we had both assumed they were grown on site.
My company recently merged with another chemical company, and the VP of Global Six Sigma is coming to our plant tomorrow to meet with all of us Six Sigma types. This merger spells opportunity for some folks, and I checked the job postings board to see what opportunity there may be for me. There are five Master Black Belt positions around the world (Rotterdam, Houston, Germany, Australia, and Columbus, OH). Since Master Black Belt is what I was before I stepped off the career track to live in the woods, and I'm qualified, I briefly considered throwing my hat into the ring for one of those jobs. But I can picture it now - move somewhere interesting, like Australia, live an extremely interesting life for 1-4 years, and then want to come "home". Still alone. Still choosing an interesting life over what most people have. Stability. Connection. At least this time I can see it now, *before* I go and do something interesting.
PS: - Here's information on Six Sigma for those who have never heard of it: isixsigma.com