I'll admit I am being a bit coy with that blog post title. I am quite excited about my next venture, but I am still holding the details a little close to the vest. More on that later.
October 3rd would have marked my four year anniversary at NewsGator. After considerable reflection, I made the decision to resign....it was not an easy decision, but I know that it was the right one. Very simply put, the reasons for me to depart were far greater in number and weight than the reasons for me to stay. I discussed the topic exhaustively with my husband, my closest friends and a number of close business contacts whose opinions I value and trust - we all agreed that it was time to move on.
There are many people I have enjoyed working with during the last four years - some are still at NewsGator and some are part of a sizable alumni group. These individuals are hard working, passionate, honest and possess tremendous integrity. These are all traits I admire and I am certain we will stay in touch in the future. I wish those folks the absolute best, knowing that those admirable character traits will carry them through the challenges and the triumphs.
What's next? Well, when I made the decision to move on from NewsGator, I was really looking forward to several months of downtime. I planned to cook, do small home improvement projects, play golf while the weather holds out and simply enjoy days without planned agendas. I figured I would begin an earnest job hunt around the start of the year. But, it looks as if the universe has a different plan. I find myself committed to building a new company with a well known and highly successful local entrepreneur. I will have the opportunity to shape the culture of the company and be very hands-on during the product development process. Hey, this is what I have been doing for years and I am giddy at the thought of getting back to my passion and utilizing my strengths. I will be blogging frequently about the new journey, so stay tuned for more details. I think this is going to be a very fun ride!