Sometimes coming up with a deadline to when you want to do something else can be very freeing. July 17, 2000 was such a day for me.
I had been contemplating moving from Florida for about a year, but no reason was clear to me why I wanted to do this in the first place. There were offers from other companies, but nothing that made me say this is the right reason for me to move on.
I helped some friends move to Boston, and realized during that move that it was time for me to consider moving on, because I had found a place I wanted to move to and a school I wanted to attend that made it make sense to leave a job and a company I loved.
Until I made the decision to leave for all the right reasons, it wouldn’t have made sense for me to leave.
It was very freeing to finally go in to work and say that I was going to be moving on about 6 weeks later. Leaving for all the right reasons kept the door open for a return down the road, and left a good taste on both parties for the reasons behind leaving.