This isnt’ going to be a “traditional” Spotlight post – but hey, it’s also Thursday. I will be on the road a bit tomorrow heading to Tyler Rose City Comic Con to sell some books and hang with Timothy Zahn, Jeremy Clark, and a bunch of other awesome folks. If that’s your neck of the woods, come see me.
I mentioned some stuff happening on Facebook that I had to be kind of vague about until all the ducks were in a row. That’s 99% done now – there’s still one duck (I’m looking at YOU, Clarence) who isn’t quite there yet – but I’m past the point of no return.
This morning I turned in my notice to my Day Job. November 7th will be my last day here in this place I’ve complained about for a while now. I’ve accepted a new job with the City of Dallas using my writing and data organizational skills (yes, I have some, shut up) to have a small part in making Dallas a safer and more prepared place in the world.
It’s a good change. It’s a scary change. I have one more form to fill out (Clarence…), but until that comes in, I have my hiring paperwork done, my orientation class is scheduled. I’ve known since Monday afternoon. It’s a much better situation – better hours, better commute, scheduling flexibility. It’s just… BETTER.
That being said, I was a bit flattered today that my current job asked if there was anything they could do to get me to stay. No. No there’s not. They will make use of me while they can, I’m sure because we’re that short-handed. I feel good about leaving this position on my terms and not waiting for the doors to close. I do appreciate the experience of being here – and am going forward with great excitement.