This morning, I woke up and decided to re-write the "about me" section of this blog. It really made me reflect on my professional life, where things were and where they are now. It made me nostalgic and hopeful and just a feel good situation.
While I was working at Disney in the 80's, it was a truly a magical time. Every day it was a blessing to go into work and team up with such a creative group. That lasted for many years, I never thought anything would or could change. Then came the 90's and things started to shift. What happened has been well documented and there is no need to go over it again. It just was not a pleasant place to be creative.
With all of the torture that the job seemed to morph into, it was a blessing in disguise. It helped me to refocus and change direction in my career. All for the best. And now that the Disney started making some progress with Chicken Little, Wilbur, and American Dog, things really started to look good again for my friends that rode it out.
Then, the whole Disney/Pixar thing happened. I am going to be totally out of character and say that I'm even more happy for Disney now, or actually, I'm more happy for those that stuck it out. Those with more patience and hope than I did. That company is at a crossroads, where it has the ability to make a swift change and go back to where it was in the past. This is a great opportunity and I am really happy for the company and the people.
Here's to Iger, someone I had some hesitation in supporting. I hope that whatever changes are about to happen will be for the best and that Disney can return to its glory.
I will counter this post with something extremely bitter and jaded in the next couple of days. Equal time - you know!