Where Has Springboard Gone?
It would seem that eventually each one of us who participates in this little community called HubPages, must one day write at least one hub telling his readers why he has been away. I've read many of them, actually, in the short time I've been here. For those who follow me, and for those whose hubs I frequently comment on, you may have noticed that I have not been in to share my thoughts as frequently as is usually the case for me. That's saying quite a lot if you think about it, considering I'm a man of many opinions. Anyone who knows me can surely attest to that.
This is my turn at writing a hub explaining my whereabouts, and coming clean about my recent absence from the site.
Essentially it comes down to work. I have recently decided to enter into an entirely different career field, and this choice requires me to have a particular certification which I have to study for, and for which I am scheduled to take a test on in Madison in early November. I've had to spend time on the job learning the ropes with a field trainer, and of course I have quite a bit of material to read through and in turn, comprehend. It's nothing fancy, mind you. If you want to know, I've chosen pest management services as my new line of work. Yes. You heard me right. Pest management.
It seems to me to be a direction that will prove to have a bit more sustainability in the coming years than the manufacturing industry has. And believe it or not, pest management has a lot more information to decipher and digest than I ever could have imagined. And of course, it's not just simply a matter of learning about the ins and outs of pest management, but it's also a matter of learning how they (the company I work for) conduct their business. There's a ton of paperwork. And there's a ton more guidelines.
All of this simply means that I will be in an out of HubPages for a little while. I will want to catch up whenever and whereever I can. But it will be difficult to be as involved with the community here, in the near term, as I was before I took on this new, and exciting challenge. But I will be back, that you can bet money on. Just as soon as life begins to once again slow down, and my mind can once more return its core focus on all of the many issues, political or otherwise, which usually have a tendency to cause me to jump out of my seat and rush to the computer to tap out an opinionated rant.
In the meantime, wish me luck. Considering a few tales I've heard so far in this business, I may well need a lot of it. Perhaps at some point I can share an anecdote or two—I am certain this line of work will present more than its fair share of stories. I'm even thinking of maybe starting a series of hubs I may title, "The Bug Man Chronicles."
Maybe. That is, if I'm not eaten alive before I can make it that far.
P.S. I should mention that the company is not Orkin. I just like the commericals.