So, I quit my job. Now what?
Tomorrow is my last day after two and a half years at UBM TechWeb. I’ve marketed and supported some of the largest and best known tech events during my time here; worked with a kick ass team of marketers, event directors, analysts, developers, PR peeps, writers, artists, sales folks, and big personalities; and learned from a great number of mistakes and successes.
So, goodbye to Web 2.0 Expo, Web 2.0 Summit, Cloud Connect, and Online Marketing Summit. And thank you to TechWeb for giving me the opportunity to manage the marketing (and community) of these great shows. I am humbled by my luck.
To say goodbye is to die a little, so Raymond Chandler says, but he also (wisely) said that there is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others. And that’s how I feel about now.
So, hello to Monday, when I wake up and don’t throw off the quilt two minutes before the alarm music plays. When I don’t have a view at my year-old office desk looking down pothole-ridden Second Street – my bike tires won’t mourn you. When I don’t walk to Mehfil or Canton or South Park round about noon. And when I don’t have the structured day, the bimonthly paycheck, the benefits. I mean no snark with these statements. I loved the comfort of this routine. And the people. (But not that fucking airhorn. Fuck everything about that.)
Right about now, I need a drink, I need insurance, I need a vacation, I need a home in the country*. What I have is a coat, a hat, and a long list of things I’ve put off. I debouch upon a newer mightier world, varied world.**
Let’s keep in touch, m’kay?
*Yes, slightly stolen from Chandler again.
**Ya know? From that Levi’s commercial.