Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sweeping changes

I've come to the conclusion that I really need to update this blog more frequently than bi-monthly. I'll certainly work on improving that.

In any case, as the title to this post would suggest big changes are directly ahead of me - on a variety of levels. First and foremost, I've officially changed jobs at work. I was asked to change from my role as a photographer to be a part of the Sports staff. In fact, my official title is now Staff Writer/Photographer. In other words, I will be responsible for covering the local, regional, and sometimes national sports scene both in words and images. While I have the ability to write, I must state that my first interest is shooting photos. But, as with any significant change, one can choose to reject or accept it. Considering that I can be quite competitive, especially with myself, I've decided it won't be such a bad thing to accept the challenge.

Actually, being a member of the sports staff will allow me to put together projects that I have almost total control over the look and content which can be personally satisfying. The move also allows me to focus on sports, and for me, that is the best part of the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy shooting all types of pictures, but I'm a sports guy. My hope is that I will serve the Fort Wayne and surrounding area readers well.

The second major change on the horizon will be the addition of a brand new baby in just about two months. I have an 11-year-old son, and it has been great to watch him grow and become his own person. He wants a little brother and is already bartering with my wife on babysitting pay rates. Now, I get to go back to the beginning and deal with the screaming, puking, and diaper changing all over again. It is an exciting time for my wife, my son and me, and we're all looking forward the times ahead.

Here in the Fort, were just about knee deep in a Komets playoff run, we have arena football picking up steam and minor league baseball blasting out of the gates - not to mention, the Indy 500 is right around the corner. So, I'll work to get some photos up on the blog and keep my loyal 2 or 3 readers informed about the progress with new job. Take care.


Anonymous Brian Gallagher said...

Congrats on the new position. I think you'll like it.
Congrats on the new baby. The triplets miss seeing Sam and hope that we can get together sometime.

8:17 AM  
Blogger fairplaybeach said...

Plus IPFW is in the Final Four again in Division 1 vb...

11:41 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

Hey Brian - Thank you. I know Sam has missed hanging out with your boys. I think they had too much fun staying up all night with the video games. We'll definitely have to get them all together again sometime.

Fairplay - I do apologize for not responding to your email. After reading my post you probably have a pretty good idea about what I've been doing. I am definitely interested in doing some shooting if you have the need.

I will find out for sure tomorrow, but initially it looks like I'll be heading off to Columbus to cover the IPFW story. The way they've been playing it could be their year.

10:26 PM  

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