Thursday, August 28, 2014

I've been a terrible blogger. I've slacked off in my postings. I constantly forget to take pictures of the delicious foods I prepare.

In my defense, a lot has been going on and changing. Does that count? Can I use it as an excuse?

I spend, what seems like, most of August out of town. I went to Yellowstone on a family trip and also went to DC for a work trip. After the work trip (which was fantastic), I made a big decision.

I'm taking another leap of faith and changing jobs.

The last year, has had so much upheaval. Instead of settling, here I go again. Insisting on changing things, when maybe I could have been comfortable, though not entirely happy.

The other half of me thinks, "So what?" I've already gone through so much in the last 12 months, what's another flip right now? It'll be better in the long run to keep pushing through hard times, making difficult decisions, if it will lead to long-term happiness.

I've been at Weber State for what seems like a long time. I started as a student here when I was 18, and after I graduated, Weber provided me some amazing professional opportunities. It's time to go though.

I'm going to leave the Weber bubble and my position as a Grant Officer, to become a technical writer at a private company. I'll still have some connection with Weber while I pursue my Masters of Professional Communication over the next two years, but the university won't be such a large part of my life anymore.

I'm a little nervous, but overall feel that I'm making the right decision. A former boss and mentor, counseled me to trust my gut, and I believe I am.

I also remind myself that, trusting my instincts and moving back to Utah was one of the best things I'd ever done and I'm so much happier now.