I am writing this just after getting home from some Friday night drinks with a couple of colleagues. It's hard to imagine that from now on, we aren't colleagues anymore. It's true, after 7.5 years at Microsoft, I've surrendered my blue badge and am no longer a Microsoftie. I've worked on some incredible things at Microsoft over the years, and I'm incredibly proud of what I've done.
I'm both sad for leaving, but excited for what's next as well. What I'm gonna miss most of all are my teammates. My former teammates who were a Lync message away from sharing a laugh, or lending a shoulder to lean on; but especially my current teammates. I still can't believe that I won't come in everyday and see them at the office anymore. I already miss them all terribly.
Change happens though, and I think this one will be good for me. I will be working at Avvo starting April 6. In the meantime, I'm taking some time off to recharge.