Attended my first gathering of a MeetUp group last night. It was the Philly ‘burbs WordPress MeetUp in King of Prussia. Awesome group of individuals. Welcoming. Supportive. Helpful. Kind. Smart. Sharing. Talking to these folks and then listening to 2 short techie nuggets and a great presentation by Jim Breslin, the founder of West Chester Story Slam, I am convinced that I’m going down the right track.
I was inspired by what I experienced to follow what my heart and my gut (and my wife) are telling me. That now is the right time to step out on my own and do what I really feel driven to do, even though my bank account, looming retirement, desire to eat and maintain a roof are telling me to go get that corporate job again.
I’m going to move forward and launch my web development, design, implementation, maintenance and consultation business (that’s a mouthful). Even though I’m still working through the business plan, I have set up some meetings with potential mentors and resources and have begun to network in the WordPress community. I’ll be living in that world for all of my work. I’ve done considerable research there and I feel comfortable that my programming skills, experiences and management style will be most compatible.
More (much more) to come. Wish me well.