An offer received. A contract signed. The move inevitable. Time to let the cat out of the bag.
Over two and a half years ago I made an invaluable decision to accept an in-house position with the Keane Insurance Group. At the end of January I will be stepping down as Keane’s web and SEO manager and starting at Evolve Digital Labs as the new director of SEO to take another step in my career.
A Difficult Choice.
The decision to accept this opportunity was literally not easy for me to make. I cannot disseminate every single detail at this moment, but I can honestly tell those of you reading this that I had my doubts.
The doubts did not procure from me doubting my own ability. Nor did they happen overnight. The doubting came from whether or not this was the correct move for my family and I at this time. If there is one piece of advice I can give right now, it would be to put your family first no matter what the situation is.
Now to add to this, I wasn’t necessarily unhappy with my current position or employer. In fact, it is the exact opposite as I feel I have been spoiled working at place like Keane. Hard to give up working at such a wonderful place. I was comfortable. I had flexibility. I had an excellent workplace. I had few complaints.
Getting Over the Doubt.
I had to ask myself:
- Is this the right career move?
- is this the right company?
- Is it the right time to make this move?
Not only did I have to answer ‘yes’ to those questions, I also had to be sure that my current employers needs were taken care of before departing. I’ve never been the type of person to up and leave from my responsibilities and obligations when there are no other options to execute them at the same time.
After carefully considering the options and being sure I could make the transition easy on all parties I came to the conclusion that it was indeed time to advance and move forward. Evolve Digital Labs here I come.
A Farewell to Keane.
I cannot say enough about working here for the last few years. In more ways than I ever thought, it saddens me to leave. I’m going to miss everyone.
I have nothing but the utmost respect for my co-workers, executive management and the owner John Keane. When you are a part of an office environment that feels more like a family, you will understand. Maybe some of you have experienced this before, but if you have not; leaving that is like leaving your own family.
Two weeks from today I will officially plant myself at Evolve Digital Labs. I’m ecstatic as I look forward to getting to know my team and diving in.
The puzzle pieces fit. This company is doing it right and I have a wonderful feeling they are going places in the future. I will not lie though. The move is a bit intimidating and overwhelming, but my shear excitement to join Evolve’s team and be a part of their future supercedes all else.
Here’s to kicking off 2013 with a bang, my new boss and co-workers. Cheers!