A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: one month later

Hello Friends, hope you're well. It's hard to believe what's taken place over the past 4 weeks. On July 9th I made a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about accepting the position of Director of Social Media for St. Supery winery in Napa Valley. Since that time, Chez Bakas has been transplanted to Napa Valley and I've already had one week under my belt. What a whirlwind! This video highlights the journey west and some of my first week's experiences — I think I'm gonna get used to this.

While this dream is unfolding, I still stop from time to time and think about all the people who played a part in making this happen.  It takes a village to raise a child, but it took an online community to realize a dream.  So many Twitter and Facebook friends who helped promote me during the Murphy-Goode hiring process indirectly helped Brand Bakas reach a wider audience.  It's humbling to me because although this position is a "dream job," I've definitely had my struggles along the way.  Life is peaks and valleys.  I'm on a peak now, but believe me when I tell you there have been plenty of valleys.  Don't ever give up!

I hope to take as many of you along for the ride as possible.  Part of my job is hosting you when you visit Napa, but it's also extending our winery to you, wherever you are, using social media.

Thank you for your support.  Talk to you soon.

Cheers!

Music by Kings of Leon

Pistol of Fire

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