‘Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life’

By Dennis Curran, reprinted with permission from Wyoming Business Report.

Originally published April 1, 2011.

As you may have noticed from our front page, I am retiring from the daily grind of journalism, but I hope I’m far from writing my last story.

With my new title of “editor emeritus,” I’ll be available to offer occasional advice and suggestions to our team at the Wyoming Business Report, help edit stories when needed and be free to cover some of the colorful stories and trends that are unique to Wyoming business.

After working for the Associated Press and Gov. Mike Sullivan, the chance to be part of creating the Business Report has been a great opportunity and privilege for me. I’m proud of what we’ve created with limited resources and a small staff.

Since we launched the Wyoming Business Report in April 2000, we’ve accomplished a lot – and had a lot of fun doing it. I am glad I will still be part of it in a small way.

But now I am looking forward to exploring the stories and trends behind the smaller stories about Wyoming business and industry, as well as doing occasional business profiles and features about people in Wyoming business. I’m also looking forward to doing some independent writing, some fishing and camping and yes, some travel.

Ironically, Wendy and I had talked about taking a spring break getaway to South Florida this year but couldn’t find the time, so we found ourselves putting together a long weekend on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, about as far from Florida as one can get. It was great fun too.

So I’m looking forward to retirement and the opportunity to keep writing for the Business Report, with this monthly column, occasional stories and more frequent blogs on our soon-to-be rebuilt webpage, www.wyomingbusinessreport.com.

One gets a lot of free advice when one retires, but one piece I especially value came from several people: “Don’t look back, keep looking forward, and remember, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.” I’ll try to take that advice.

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