One of the big, big advantages of the move to Ottawa is that I no longer have to spend two hours driving home thinking "I Love My Job." Now, I can just drive 15 minutes back to my office (even with all of today's snow) thinking it instead. I had a very interesting conversation with someone who works in the Canadian military's operational headquarters. It used to be that I had to arrange an interview and drive a couple of hours to do the interview and then drive back. Now, I can simply grab lunch with someone interesting.
What did I learn? Well, it was off the record. It did help cement a key theme that will be in the book I am currently writing. What is that theme? Ah, but since this is a trade book, I don't want to spoil it. At least not until it is written.
But when folks ask me if I am happy about the move, I have yet another reason to say:you betcha!