Change is in the air

As the leaves start to change color and fall, you can’t help but notice the changes in the air. Our family is no exception.

First, I am so excited and happy for my wife, Michelle, who accepted the Stark Professor Endowed Chair here at IUSM. If you’re not familiar with academia positions, this is a really big deal! In addition, it’s at the same institute she’s already at, so no moving this time. Super proud of you, Michelle! She’ll be starting her new position on November 1st.

Second, I am changing jobs. I just celebrated my last day at AT&T, where I spent almost 15 years. It was a great ride, but sometimes you need a change. I’m gonna miss y’all! Next week, I start my new job at athenahealth. Like my previous one, this is full time remote and I will go to the Boston office a few times a year. I’m super excited about this change, it’s my first completely new job since 2004 and it’s in an new industry. This change should also give me more time to work on Puppet and the blog, which is great since I have some really great ideas following Puppetize PDX. However, I’m taking the week off between jobs to relax and avoid doing work-like things – and we’re redoing the floor in the guest bathroom to help me avoid temptation.

There’s also some other stuff in the works that we don’t want to jinx, but you’ll hear more soon. Tune in on Twitter if you want to be the first to get the deets.

Fall is always an exciting time, and I hope yours is as exciting as ours!