After being drawn in by Olyblog's link to ThurstonBlog, I wandered through the archives and came upon a note from stevenl saying "drop us a note and tell us how you're doing" - dated 11/24/2008.
Sorry it took over two years to respond.
I left BBBS in October of 2009. It was time for me to eliminate a couple of relationships that weren't working for me and more importantly, the agency was taking a beating from funding cuts and were on the brink of having to close a very important program for foster kids. Rather than see the program close, I suggested making me the reduction in staff to keep the program alive. I'm still in touch with the CEO and have fond memories of working with him and other staff members, in addition to the volunteers that mean so much to the organization. To keep my finger in the community pie, I serve on the Board of Directors for another non-profit.
I'm back to textile leasing development, traveling all over the Puget Sound and enjoying myself and my independence. I visit our plant about twice a week and the rest of my time is spent in the field or my office in my home. It doesn't get much better than that.
ThurstonBlog was brought out of mothballs because the Daily Who Shall Not Be Mentioned was getting shut down frequently by people who don't know how to play with others. We needed a venue for discussion and Olyblog has stipulated its desire to remain hyperlocal and avoid the national political topics. Managing that keeps me busy, but I'll try to drop in every couple of years.
Thanks, stevenl, for asking.