Monday, 24 May 2010

Time for Something New

After 7 years working for Information Services at Cardiff University and 12 years working for Cardiff University in total I've decided it's time for a change and to do something new.  There are many reasons why I've decided it's time for a change, but as I struggle to find the words to explain I keep getting drawn back to this quote from Scott Berkun:
"Pick something. Do it with all your heart. If you can’t keep your heart in it, do something else."
It's not the quote that made me decide to leave Cardiff University as I'd made the decision long before stumbling across it, but it describes my main reason for leaving in a better way than I ever could.

Over the years I've had the pleasure of working with incredible people from both within the University and externally and if you're reading this I want to say THANK YOU - I couldn't have achieved the things I have without your help and support and you're the reason this decision has taken me so long to take and the reason that meant I couldn't take this decision lightly.  

It's been a wild ride working for Cardiff University and there's only one way I can think of summing up my time at Cardiff.  From Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels:
"It's been emotional"