I've put a lot of thought into this decision, and I know it's the right thing to do for myself and for my family. I just can't take it anymore. I'm not satisfied with what I'm doing and the path I'm going down. This is just something I have to do.
It saddens me to say that today will be my last day… at my day job, that is. Had you going there, didn't I? You thought I was going to quit blogging. It's funny, because The Strobist made a similar announcement yesterday that he would be taking a one year leave of absence from his day job.
But the difference between he and I is that I'll actually be starting a new job in two weeks. Unfortunately I'm not at a point where I can blog full time, but who knows, maybe some time down the road. I currently work for Ethicon as a medical device engineer in Research and Development here in New Jersey. On July 16th, I'll be working for Quartus Engineering in San Diego as a mechanical engineer working on design and analysis. I know, I know — San Diego is a terrible place to live, but we'll manage to struggle through.
So what does all this mean for the blog? Nothing really — except that I might be posting some road trip photos in addition to regular entries on the week of the 9th. My wife and I are taking a cross-country road trip while our things are shipped out to our new place (which happens to be right behind the Torrey Pines State Reserve). It should be a fun drive — we'll be making a few stops along the way, including a visit with my Grandfather in Missouri and a stop at the Grand Canyon.
I'm not terribly familiar with a lot of other photo-ops along the way, so if any of you have suggestions for things to see along I-70 or I-40, let me know in the comments. We have seven full days to make the trip, so we'll have plenty of time to make a few stops.
Well, I'm off to my last day of real work here on the East Coast…