After 12 years at Lockheed Martin, I'm hanging up my defense industry boots for a while and going to work in the private sector. I was given a good offer by Towers Perrin in Center City Philadelphia (next to city hall) to go to work for them in their web engineering department to work on web space security for them.
It's not much of a departure in the kind of work I will be doing. In fact, I will be able to use all of the things I learned over the past decade in one project. There are other benefits like going from a 30 mile daily commute to a 3 mile daily commute cause I can take the train in to the city since the train stops about 2 and a half blocks from the building.
I'm excited and nervous. Starting any new job is always a risk. But all I can do is my best and hope for the best.
My life has changed drastically in the past two months with a huge chunk of that change coming two Thursdays ago. For once, after a loooong time, my future looks bright. Some of you know what I've been going through and it honestly feels good to finally see the edge of the forest.
Here's hoping it all keeps going well!