"Do whatever it takes to to be happy, for it is hard to know what life will bring you." Well, just returned from my interview this morning, and I must say I don't think I have ever done a better one in my life. The woman that interviewed me had two other women come in and sit in on it also. They would be the personel that I would be replacing. I was awesome! I had 30 minutes to sell myself on why I would be the right person for the job, and I truly feel I did that. This was not a matter of my skills, they could see by my resume that I have that, but rather what I could bring to the job. I told them upfront, it is my desire to always get better, to work harder to be the best I can be. That is me, even though some people in my life have doubted that. I also touched a nerve with them when I was asked my greatest accomplishment and I responded by telling them about raising my daughter from 6 months to age 10 yrs on my own. Nothing will ever top that, not even somehow winning Tam's heart back. As much as I love her, taking responsibility and raising Jess is the tops. But since that period is over, what is the 2nd best thing I can accomplish? Winning Tam's heart back. And if I am not able to accomplish that, I will just be satisfied with being the best human and man I can be. I was once told there are no problems or failures, only opportunities. Well, I am going to look at the events of the past 7 years, all of them, as an opportunity to exit my 30's and enter my 40's with a newfound knowledge and respect for myself as a person, and for others as well. I have made so many mistakes and so many things have just not gone as I would have liked them to, but I will learn from all of this. I will be strong and stand up for what I believe, and lastly, I will attempt to have enough strength for those I care so deeply about, to carry them when they are not strong, to show the way. I have never felt like I was a leader, but for some reason, that has changed, I feel as though I am a leader. Not just with words, but with actions. The only way I know to lead right now is by doing what is right. Find a job (maybe done), live a smart and healthy life, lend support to my daughter who is having such a rough time right now, and lastly but most importantly, show my wife that I am the man she married, and I have the strength to be patient for her to figure this all out.