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- Philadelphia, PA
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I'm SORT OF Leaving
As the store rode into the sunset, I am also doing so. Well no, I'm not leaving the site, I've always found it dumb when people do so and even more dumb when they make this elaborate post about it. It's just a website, you can come back anytime you want. Why you need to quit to begin with always behooved me. ANYWAY what I am doing is im moving on in my career! Today is my last day in fact.
Seems like it would be a gloomy thing, but it's not, and today I re-read Ross' last userpage post and I was motivated to do the same and do so with a positive spirit about it because after all it is a positive thing believe it or not. Unlike Ross tho, I'm still going to be as active as I usually have been (well, once I get settled with my new gig, might be a brief hiatus). I was a user well before I was an employee anyway so that doesnt really change anything post mortem.
A new decade
So I guess the next question is, why would I leave my job at NG, well, I've been doing heavy design work as of late, on the NG mobile stuff and toying with how the site changes (i removed the userpage post with the screens because alot of it has changed and I want to invest some time into managing it moving forward, while not physically working at the office anymore). I admit that I've really fallen in love with where front-end, design and responsive systems are going and I pretty much have got to the point where I feel like to continue progressing in my career and my newfound hunger, perhaps it's a good opportunity to explore other opportunities. I wanted to use 2014 as a springboard for doing so. I've reached the 10th year as a professional and it felt like a good time to really make a drastic change and get out of my comfort zone and embrace new challenge and adventure. So that's what I'm doing.
In a nutshell
I would be remiss to not mention what an incredible opportunity it was to work at Newgrounds, and all the users I've had a chance to meet and the incredibly talented people that this site has won over all over the world. To have had the opportunity to meet,errr drink sometimes.. with them has been mindblowing and inspirational on its own.
I'll probably do an occasional meet-up moving forward, so that part of my role at Newgrounds probably hasn't changed regardless and I frankly enjoy it still and of course I enjoy traveling when I can.
So thats today's news update!
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