I promised more detail, so here it is….
My last day at Pierce is December 13, and my first day at TwinStar is December 19; I’m taking a microvacation inbetween to do some things around the house and reset my head.
I’ll still be doing web “stuff” — although with some server administation as well. That part: a little scary, but I’m sure I’ll pick it up pretty easily. I’ll also probably be doing a lot more intranet work, which I think is pretty exciting.
I’m working at their HQ in Lacey, which for those non-local folk, is the next town over from me. It’s about 5 1/2 miles, on two bus routes that also pass within three blocks of my house, and in reasonable proximity to my favorite bike trail. So that’s a big deal. Commuting, even with the vanpool, has been kicking my ass.
There shouldn’t be a whole bunch of change around this place; I’m planning on continuing with the agreement I made with my old boss (who left last week, btw) in terms of writing about work. The “academia” tag in my Snapping Links is likely to get a whole lot less use, and I’m unsubscribing a few of the higher-ed specific blogs.
I’ve requested time off in March with the plan of going to SXSW, although if funds are tight, we may take a trip to California instead.
I am very excited and a little freaked out, also working crazy-hard to clear up everything to leave my assistant in a fairly good spot. (He’s a great guy and already going to be overloaded.) Six years is a long time: as long as my last two jobs put together, longer than I’ve had this blog, so there’s a lot to do.
Plus I have a forest of houseplants, a comfy chair, and a ginormous painting to move, among other things….
So, yeah. I’m kinda distracted. But happy. Definitely happy.