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Side Bar: the wind down

Last we spoke, I discussed wanting to shift some of the content here and then went silent. Sorry about that. Work, as always, became really hectic at the end of the year and into January. Then last month was the election in Chicago. Unfortunately, that means the administration I work for is coming to an end in May.

What does that mean? I’m not sure—there are lots of moving pieces and lots of opportunities to consider. The good news is that at the beginning of the year my loans were finally forgiven. I did ten years deep of public service so all of it was wiped away. This means I’m kind of a free agent and while I have always enjoyed work in public service/interest, I’m not necessarily locked into that for my next chapter. I’m thinking of all options to see what makes sense.

But nothing is ever given for free, so you’ll find me in the next few weeks networking a ton and working to get everything else at my job settled. It is a little weird to not know what’s next. Some colleagues are planning to take a break but I am a work horse and long breaks don’t feel right for me lol

In terms of what’s going to happen with the blog, the reality is that I’ll definitely have more manageable time (right now I’m on call 24/7 and that is just not the norm for most jobs). I’ll be eager to have some of that time back to be able to offer more content. I’ll also be able to be a bit more…candid? Because the past four years were a master class and crash course in executive leadership and personal/professional politics that I’m eager to share!

For now, stick around—it’s going to get interesting!!