I work in a grey cube. There are florescent lights buzzing all around me. When I got in my cube for the first time, I climbed up on the desk, and unscrewed a total of 16 florescent bulbs. I drive an hour and a half everyday to work both ways. I also carpool with two other guys. One guy loves heavy metal, the other guy loves Josh Groban. Not a day goes by that I’m not thankful for my grey cube that took most of my morning to arrive at.
There are moments in life that you feel like you have really done something great and that people should really be thankful for just having you around. Not me. I came to my current company defeated and extremely discouraged. But I have seen God’s hand on me, using a small east coast company to rebuild and encourage me. In two years Gos used this small company to breathe dignity back into my life. I came to them handicapped, looking for a cane. They told me to leave the cane and put me on the track team.
A couple months ago, my CIO came to me and asked if I would be willing to fly with him and the CEO to visit with a major internet company in the Silicon Valley. That invitation was the voice of God to me. I was so excited and humbled to even be included with the big dogs of my first business trip.
So that’s how I got on a plane March 9th, 2009. My CIO, CEO, and God believed in me.