Suffice to say, this isnâ€™t a blog post I thought Iâ€™d be writing at this time. As of July 2, 2012, I am no longer a ComponentOne employee.
I truly enjoyed working there. I gave my heart and soul to the company, and no one could miss my enthusiasm for my coworkers or our products. I have many good friends at ComponentOne, and Iâ€™ll miss seeing them and working alongside them daily.
My time at C1 was amazing. I learned so much, and I met so many wonderful people I would not have met otherwise. Obviously I wonâ€™t be traveling nearly as much as before, but I still want to get to one or two good events each year. Iâ€™m leaving behind a good legacyâ€”Iâ€™m the #1 blogger at the company, Iâ€™ve delivered dozens of talks at dozens of events across the country, and thereâ€™s no doubt my efforts are a huge reason why ComponentOne is back in the consciousness of the community.
Iâ€™ll miss my friendsâ€”both in C1 and the community, but the timing was good for me. Two years ago when I was hired, I said this would be a two year role for me, and if my future beyond that was at C1, then great, otherwise, it was a good run but no hard feelings. Itâ€™s a statement Iâ€™ve repeated several times since then. The grind of travel and writing talks was wearing me down, and I was really feeling it this year. I was missing my family more and more with each trip. Although the reason and timing werenâ€™t exactly of my choosing, itâ€™s not far off from when I would be making the same call.
Itâ€™s been a crazy couple of weeks since CodeStock. I was accepted into ASP Insiders, and Pluralsight commissioned me to develop courses. The next few weeks Iâ€™ll be working on some back-burner projects, which is very exciting. Itâ€™s time to reinvigorate this blog. And, Iâ€™m looking forward to my exciting _________ career.
If I was in the middle of doing something with you, youâ€™ll need to get in touch with Kevin Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to pick up where we left off.
Itâ€™s been an awesome run, I look forward to the next time we meet. Whenever that is, remember Russ or Kevin is buying now.