New Year, New Everything

2011 didn’t even wait for the race gun to go off. It’s been out of the gates since mid-December, and already past the first hurdles of the year.

It’s two weeks into the new year, and more things are changing than simply the year’s digits. Tomorrow is my last day with Cirque du Soleil, my employer for almost 8 years. It’s a weird feeling knowing that I will no longer see these people who have become my extended family on a daily basis. The company has been great — they gave me the opportunity to move from a followspot operator into becoming a full-fledged information professional via opening a new show and through schooling — and nothing but supportive. It’s not that the opportunities dried up, but there comes a time to move on.

So, hello, Zappos!

Next week I start down the street in Henderson working for the happiness makers. I do have to say that I’m excited and apprehensive all at the same time. It’s odd, because every time I take a new job, I always question if it’s the right move. Then I think about it more, and always come to the conclusion: I know what I know, can learn the rest, and what I can’t find to learn, I’ll make up as I go along. Bring it on, Zappos! I’m ready for the information architecture challenge. Let’s make it better for everyone.

Those aren’t the only changes happening. I’ve taken on the challenge of another two half marathons (Red Rock Canyon and hopefully the OC Half-Marathon) and doing P90x cross training for the next 3 months. I’m two weeks into the program, and was down five pounds until last night where I gained it all back eating at Texas de Brazil.

It was soooo worth it.

Today, I’m back on the training train. Eating healthy, using a food log (yay, LiveStrong!), and running 2-3 days per week starting on Saturday now that I have 2 weeks of cross training in the books. My goal? Gain muscle and shed the weight I put on 2 years ago before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I know I can do this and that 2011 is going to be a great year!

I’ll certainly be posting updates as things progress. Cheers!



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I'm an Information Architect and Taxonomist in the greater Philadelphia, PA area. Mad about metadata. Incessant organizer. Knowledge monger. Information seeker. Wisdom chaser. Curiosity has yet to kill this cat!


  1. 2011/01/14

    WOW, Sara! All outstanding and exciting news. Love the new look here on your blog. 🙂

    • 2011/01/16

      Thanks, Stevie! Still working out some of the bugs with the theme, but it's getting there. 🙂

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