Uh oh, another work post. That makes about 4 in the past couple of years. I almost need a category for it.
I’m starting a new job today. Something almost like moving to a new school as a kid. I’m working on the right clothes, the right attitude, the right policies. I want to succeed, I want to be liked, I want to be accepted.
It’s been hard to realize that so much of my personal happiness is wrapped up in my job. This wasn’t my intent when I got into the technology biz. I was just supposed to be marking time until my book got published. Now, working on my third book, and realizing that I’m still searching for a real voice, it’s clear that work is my exit strategy. Another ten years, some careful saving, a little luck, and maybe I can afford to be a full-time writer by the time my kids hit college.
So, here I am, starting again.
The outpouring of genuine good wishes and friendship from many quarters at Y! has been extremely gratifying, so I feel like I’m off to the next thing without the usual burning bridges in my wake.
So, goodbye Paid Search and Project Panama, it’s been a trip.
Next stop, Technicolor. Online Media can’t be so hard, right?
Huh, leave it to the New Guy to be so frickin’ naive…