OK, so I can finally tell you all why I made my blog private for a while. (And wow, I had no idea so many people read it until I got several emails asking why they couldn't get to it anymore!)
My last day at Microsoft will be July 6. That's right folks, after nearly 5 years, I am going to take a bit of a risk and work at a small startup in downtown Seattle. Part of the reason is that I want to focus on project management, which isn't really recognized as a separate position at Microsoft. Part of it is that after 6 months of working part-time, I'm ready to work full time again, and I want to put those hours into a job where I can see that I'm really making a difference. Microsoft is so huge that it's really hard to feel like my work is all that important.
So my new job starts July 9. If any of you have experience working at a startup, or any company with less than 30 people, I'd love to hear any advice you have!
I'll miss some things at Microsoft, like the free gym membership and my nonexistent commute. But luckily for me TJ still works there so I can get a lot of the benefits through him.
Here's to a new adventure!