I’ve been working a bit more overtime than usual lately, though the cause is well worth the effort. The final hurdle I needed to overcome to move my family and other supporters into WEI was resolved as of noon today, when one of the board members most vocally against the plan finally retired. Owning more stock than the Board is all well and good in terms of decision-making, but having a majority of people on said Board that support my efforts gives me the peace of mind I need to finally take that step back from WEI.
Starting around the end of April, the majority of my duties will be delegated out to various members of my family and other WEI employees who supported me, have the skills, and who expressed interest in the job. I will retain the title of CEO and still be a part of the major decision-making process, but I’ll no longer have to deal with the daily grind of having to run such a large operation.
My future is suddenly a blank canvas – or nearly so, considering what I’ve been doing with my life up until now – and I can’t imagine where I’ll be a year from now with so much of my time my own. Trowa and I have had discussions in the past on what we could do once this finally came to fruition, but we never went very far with them simply because it was foolish to dream at that point. I know of one thing in particular that’s at the top of the list, it’d require giving up some things I worked very hard for, and love very much, though, and I’m not certain I’m ready for that, but..*shrugs* That’s all ahead of me, and right now all I have planned for my future is my celebratory dinner with Trowa in about an hour and a half at The Flame.
The future can wait, life is too good right now to live for anything but the moment.