I think it might be time to start writing on this sucker again, as there’s big doin’s going on in my life and I might actually be starting to have something to say.

After twelve and a half years, I’m leaving my job. I’ve been working here since I graduated college, it’s a huge part of my identity and my social life, and is my home away from home. But there’s been a lot of changes in recent months and my position is going to cease to exist at some point in the not-so-distant future. The powers that be aren’t really acknowledging that the changes are that serious, and therefore most other people on my team are still in denial, acting like everything’s going to stay status quo because [high up person] said it would be fine, but I’m vaguely good at math and things aren’t adding up. Luckily my manager has been relatively open about it and we’ve discussed the need to figure out another position for me within the company. But to be honest, the possibilities didn’t thrill me.

Enter random job offer from an old coworker, which lit a fire under my ass to figure out what I really wanted. Instead of taking that job, I decided to reach out to a company that I work with through my current job, because I like the culture there and it’s in a good location and, as they say in the biz, I think it would be a good fit.

And so here I am, two days after giving my notice. I’ve had meetings with several people who’ve tried to get me to stay, or to think on it a little longer, and all that is great to hear because it’s seldom that you get to sit and listen to someone tell you how wonderful and valuable you are. And of course all that makes me wonder if I’m making the right decision, and is this other company really a safe choice? I’d be leaving behind a group of coworkers whom I’ve come to love, a beautiful campus with amazing architecture, a nice discount to a certain chain of stores, a cafeteria with two sushi chefs.

But the fact of the matter is, I’ve been here for twelve years, and unless I’m willing to consider staying here my entire life, I have to get out sometime, and I think the cosmos are telling me this is the time.

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