At the end of 2013, I left a job that I loved to focus on finishing my Master’s (a process I started years before in what feels like a different life). By the end of 2014, I finished my MLIS and had started working in a library providing technical support and instruction.
It’s not so different from what I’ve been doing for the past six years, really. The parts of my old job that I loved involved connecting people with information. I love what I’m doing. It felt natural from the start, and there’s nothing like signing a kid up for her first library card. I get to do that ten times a day.
My relationship with social media is different now, to be sure. I’m lucky enough to be part of the social media group at my new job. By nature of the job, there’s nothing to sell. Just information to share. I know that I sound blissed-out, over-earnest, and a little nerdy. It’s nice to be back in my natural state.
As for this site, it’s bound to veer off a bit. I set it up as a writing exercise and as a way to keep things current while I transitioned from one career to the other. My new and old jobs overlap, but time will tell if I keep finding job-related things to write about.
My personal life is going through major changes, too. I’m getting married, and I’ve become a stepmom. I can’t assure anyone that what I write will continue to be interesting (if it was in the first place), but I have a feeling I won’t be running out of things to write any time soon.