The First Day of Summer

Yes, I know the actual first day of summer isn't for another month or so, but I feel like my summer's starting right now, today. [Edited to add: If you were looking for the explanation that I promised "later" in my last post, this is it.]

The company I was working for did a bit of restructuring recently, and in the process my position was eliminated. I found out last Monday, and Friday was my last day. A few things to get out of the way:

  1. I am not sad.
  2. I wish the company and the people who still work there well. There are no hard feelings at all.
  3. It was a *really* hard decision to leave my wonderful former job to take this one (the one that was just eliminated), but I think it was a the right one. I learned a lot in the past 10 months, got to try several new things, and expanded my horizons—in other words, I met the goals of the job switch.

And now it feels a lot like school's just let out for the summer. The vacation I've desperately needed is at hand, and then I need to start working again and planning for the future. I'm actually going to do a bit of work first, then vacation, then start planning for the future (aka job hunting full time). On my to-do list for this week and next:

  • Update the Freeze website (it needs help, and I've been promising to help it forever).
  • Add sample code to OpenAjax Metadata Specification (I'm continuing as co-chair of the IDE working group as an individual member).
  • Start poking through the Mozilla source code. It's been a while since I've written anything in C++, and it'd be fun to get my hands dirty again.
  • Scan Polaroids I took this weekend in Hunter, NY.
  • Participate in end-of-year events at the Beaner's school.
  • Blog more, both here and on my hockey site.
  • Update resume.
  • Give serious thought to what I want to do next (not just what I *could* do, but what I *want* to do).

I'm also going to read some books and do some gardening, but I'd do that anyway, employed or not. :-)

Posted by Lori in work at 2:55 PM on May 26, 2009

Comments (1)

I'm glad that this turn of events seems to be working for you. Vacation!


I'm glad that this turn of events seems to be working for you. Vacation!

Posted by: schmutzie at May 28, 2009 5:21 PM

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