February 17, 2011
So...over the past few days, I've told a lot of people about this, a lot of times, but for some reason, this seems to be the most difficult of the bunch...
This past Monday, I resigned my position as System Administrator at my company. My wife and I are moving back to Columbus, OH so that she can work from her home office, and we can be nearer to our friends and family.
As for me? Honestly, right now, I'm not sure. I've been a full time, 24x7 365 sysadmin for 6 years without too much of a break. That's a long time. I don't think I want to jump into anything too quickly.
Because I still care about my company a great deal, I don't want anything to fall apart after I leave. I also want the company to continue to enjoy (at least) the level of service that I gave to them. For that reason, I'm staying on for a couple of months to help find my replacement.
This makes 'right now' a very interesting time for me. It's been a long time since I've been so unsure about what life was going to be like. Since I let my company know, I've told some friends, and to my surprise, the single most frequent question people have asked has been whether I'm going to continue to write this blog.
I am a system administrator - I think like one, I act like one, and I have done nothing else for a long, long time. I'm not going to stop being interested in the same topics as you, and I'm not disappearing from the internet. I still feel like I have things to share, and I'm damned sure that I'm not out of opinions, so yes, I'm going to continue to blog here.
Actually, I've been thinking about spending a lot more time writing, once I unwind a bit. I enjoy it, I'll have the time, and people seem to enjoy reading what I write, so maybe I'll finally get to that whole book thing.
Until that time, though, I've got a couple of projects I need to finish at work. I want to leave the infrastructure in a better state than it is, so I'm going to be busy pushing through those changes.
As I mentioned, I'm also going to be looking for a replacement 'me' to wrangle this herd, so I'll be posting a job description in the coming days.
I understand that you may have questions or concerns, so if that's the case, drop me a comment or an email and I'll try to alleviate them. Thanks!