Cliff’s Notes version:
I just made a major, life-changing decision.
I moved. 2,000 miles away from my friends and family. To a state and time zone I’d never been to.
I packed up my entire life, moved a third to storage, donated another third to Goodwill, and brought the other third with me.
I moved from Sacramento, California to Dallas, Texas.
Considering I own two homes in California, was the top sales exec at my company, and had a great life there, why the hell would I do that, you ask?
Great question. I asked myself that many, many times as I contemplated this decision.
Here’s why: I made this crazy decision for a part-time job.
“The fuck? Why would you do that??” (Yes, I can hear your thoughts…)
Here’s the part-time gig: I am the new in-stadium DJ for the Dallas Cowboys.
Kind of a big deal. Definitely a HUGE opportunity. (After all, everything’s bigger in Texas.)
I had to do it. In the grand scheme of things, the decision was a no-brainer.
Oh, I also got a full time job in sales for the radio station that carries the Cowboys. With an income that guarantees me a lot more than I was making in California.
So yeah, here I am.
I bought a new car, packed up a third of my life and got my houses ready to rent out, and my dog and I made the 2,000 mile journey.
It’s been awesome so far.
Why did I take two months off from Twitter? Another no-brainer…as most of us know, it’s a time thief. I had to get A LOT done to make this all happen.
But I got it all done, and here I am. I see that I lost quite a few (couple hundred) followers since my last tweet, but in reality (which is where we ALL should live) it’s a small sacrifice in the grand scheme of things.
I have a twitter account devoted to my Cowboys gig (@CowboysDJEJ) and a website (www.djej.org) that I may occasionally plug with the MaxHoopla account. But for now, MaxHoople will just be used for the lame jokes and observations you came to know and loathe before my hiatus.
So here I am. Max is back, baby.
Let’s party. You down?