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Stepping Back - -Quatre's Journal-
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Stepping Back
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.
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ginalin From: ginalin Date: March 22nd, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy, go have fun already! Congrats on things working out for you, too.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I did. We did. We are now rather hung over and staying home today, but that's just fine with the both of us.
haraamis From: haraamis Date: March 22nd, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*smiles* I'm happy for you.

Have fun and enjoy many, many moments. ^_~
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. We've started our fun already and are staying home today due to the resulting hangover. *grin*
driley1 From: driley1 Date: March 22nd, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, Quatre! I'm glad you finally get to take your nose off the grindstone. And now you get more time to use for good... or for awesome. XD
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Dusty.
darthanne From: darthanne Date: March 22nd, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very good news :)

Living for the moment is the best way to go IMO. *Hugs* and good wishes for whatever path you and Trowa decide to take for your future.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Anne. *hugs*
lavenderfrost From: lavenderfrost Date: March 22nd, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grins*
So that's what's been eating up your time lately.

Definitely time well-spent, if I do say so myself.

*big hugs* Celebrate as much as you possibly can - you've earned it. ^_^
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
So that's what's been eating up your time lately.

*nods* It'll probably get worse until this is all wrapped up, but I'm more than happy to put in the overtime now.

Celebrate as much as you possibly can - you've earned it. ^_^

Working on it. *grin*
bluejeans07 From: bluejeans07 Date: March 22nd, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
The future? Caribbean cruise. Think about it ;D

And CONGRATS! *HUG* It's about bloody time!
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
The future? Caribbean cruise. Think about it ;D

We are thinking of so many things, it's making our heads spin.

And CONGRATS! *HUG* It's about bloody time!

Thanks. *hugs*
alena_yuy From: alena_yuy Date: March 22nd, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
You, finally removing your nose from the grindstone? PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time for you to throw a huge party and invite all your friends.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Time for you to throw a huge party and invite all your friends.

Well, we're not quite ready for that, but it's certainly part of the plan. *grin*
klingonpoo From: klingonpoo Date: March 22nd, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm happy for you. Life is to short to spend most of it working. Enjoy!!
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
We will, thank you.
yunami From: yunami Date: March 23rd, 2005 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
*Quick hug* Congratulations! I'm glad you're finally going to have some time to relax; you certainly deserve it. Way to go!
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. *hugs you back*
nee_chan From: nee_chan Date: March 23rd, 2005 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Good for you. It's kinda funny though... you finally get some Peace and quiet in your life and now I'm at War... However did you live in the desert... I'm not fond of the sandstorms...
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 23rd, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin* We stay indoors if we can during the storms. If not, we prepare ourselves for sand lodged in places sand should never go, grit our teeth (no pun intended) and just bear with it.
solrosa From: solrosa Date: March 25th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats Quatre. Sorry about the lateness of it. Been kinda out of it lately.

Enjoy your new, erm, time to yourself and feeling like you can breath without a million pounds on your back. :D
ladydragon543 From: ladydragon543 Date: March 25th, 2005 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, that's totally awesome. It's good that you finally get to relax more than you have. *big hug* Congrats boyo. You've earned this.

*winks* Now have yourself a grand ol' time!

And sorry it's so late though.
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