When I found myself unexpectedly funemployed in December, I decided I didn't want to try jumping into a position similar to the one I'd nearly had. I don't know if I want to be Jon Canady, Tech VP just any place. I'd wanted to be that at CoverMyMeds, but that was because I'd grown up with and loved the thing we'd all built.
I'm afraid any position I jump into now would be very much a rebound. I know me, and my driving motivation would be to prove to myself and anyone who doubts me I could do the job I was told I couldn't.
That seems like a horrible goddamned reason to make a life decision.
So instead, in the first three months of 2019, I'm going to focus on figuring out what it is I want to do. I'm going to try to get myself out of the rut I've built and try doing things that sound fun purely because they sound fun. I'm not going to try to spin up my next career move. I'm not going to approach every project with the but wait can't I make a few bucks doing this thought pinned to each. I'm going to try to help folks in the community who need it, both physical and in the Columbus tech scene through Columbus Ruby Brigade.
I have no idea what shape any of this is going to take, but i feel like I'm going to come out of this in a better place in the end.