Well it has been on the cards now for 6 months but we finally did it. My family and I moved from Virginia to Chicago and I have started working out of the PSC office in Schaumburg, IL.
I was asked nearly 18 months ago if I would consider moving, but for mostly family reasons it took a year or so to organize and agree this was the right thing to do for my career and just as importantly for the family. Working at home has been wonderful for the past two years. But it was also a little limiting from a growth perspective and this move is the right thing for me and PSC.
Initially on a day to day basis nothing really changes – the great team I work with are the same, the great technologies I get to play with stay the same. From a career perspective, this move brings me closer to the business. Over time I get to grow professionally in a new area.
From a personal perspective I still get to play with the technologies I love and have the freedom to explore new ones. I *really* enjoy my job which is a good thing because I know what it is like to really *not* enjoy my job. Those times are long past now.
On a practical note, I am able to get the bus to work – this is fantastic!! 5 minutes walk from the house and I get dropped off 10 minutes from the office. $50 a month rather than a $300 a month car payment.
I was in the “Beverage Depot” the other night and I commented to the kids that “this is a lot of beer” and someone overhead me and said “well that’s ‘cos we drink a lot of it around here….”
So far – I think this is going to work out juuust fine 🙂