Wednesday, July 27, 2005

This blog has always been a perfect mirror of my work life. When I got too busy or stressed about work, I'd stop blogging. When things were fairly smooth, I'd write. After 11 years with same nonprofit, I gave two weeks notice last Friday. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made and there will be times that I will regret it, I'm sure. I mostly felt relief when I finally decided and that alone tells me it is the right thing.

The thing everyone asks is, "What's next?" I DON'T KNOW! Various things have been winging away inside my head;try to pick up some freelance writing work, start a consulting business focusing on small business and nonprofit IT and communication needs, temp work while I decide what to do, start a nonprofit to refurbish donated computers for low income people - I never had enough time for this in my current job, try the corporate side and make a little more money...

In the meantime, I'm going to take a couple of well-earned vacation weeks and do some writing, gardening and work on our house. Mostly I'll just veg out a little - that and stay away from our Gamecube - I've been blowing way too much time trying to zone out after work playing Mario Sunshine lately.