The Next Thing

An article by David Brooks on November 9, 2010

 

A year and a half ago, Kerry and I moved from rural Michigan to the not-so-rural Dallas, Texas so that I could take a position as a User Experience Developer at Fellowship Technologies. It has been an amazing time, and I’ve met some of the most incredible people. But, as everything does, my time at Fellowship Technologies is coming to an end.

Since we’ve been married, Kerry and I have lived equidistantly far from my parent’s and my in-laws. It’s not really an intentional thing, it’s just how its always worked out. So when my in-laws announced that they are moving only a few hours away from my parents it seemed fitting to follow along, especially since it would mean that our daughter could see both sets of grandparents more often.

So as of November 19th we’ll be packing up a giant truck and driving northward. At the end of the drive, we’ll be back in rural Michigan, at least until we figure out where in the area we want to live.

And, in what will either be considered the boldest or dumbest decision I have ever made, there isn’t a job waiting for me on the other side. Instead I’ll be self employed as a creative professional, which is something I’ve wanted to do for some time now but never had the courage. It should give me more time to work on music, and join the Michigan Drupal users group. I also have two major web applications that I’d like to finish and tell people about. And there’s Artisan JS and all of the things that I want it to be able to do. Not to mention the loads of photography projects I’m dying to finish and the art I’d like to create. Of course, I could stand to write more frequently here, too. And then there’s travel, hiking and backpacking…

It was a very difficult decision to leave Fellowship Technologies. The people there are some of the nicest and brightest I have ever known. If you ever get the chance to work for them, I highly recommend it. And I’m excited to see some of the new things they’re working on finally make it out into the hands of the churches they serve. As I make this transition, I’m both nervous and excited. But if I wasn’t nervous, I should probably just commit myself to the psych ward and be done with it.

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David Brooks is the owner of the small creative studio, Northward Compass, based out of Orlando, Florida. He writes electronic and ambient music as Light The Deep, and fantasy stories about a place called Elerien.

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