Sigh... I have been away from blogging for quite some time... both writing and reading. It seems like I annually need to take a hiatus from it. This time, I got into a post-holiday funk. I was not happy where things were in my life... personally, career-wise, etc. So I have taken the time and effort to change a good many things. More on them upcoming. But the most important change I am making is a career change. I have finally decided that being on the road 50+% of the time, and working from home all alone every day when not on the road was not working for me. Add to that the fact that I wasn't really feeling appreciated or valued in my current position. Despite what was a financially rewarding year in my current position, I decided to accept an offer to work for a major international pharmaceutical company. In essence, I am going from selling to being the person being sold to. I am still staying in my current field, however now I will be helping internal teams develop strategies for successfully completing projects. It will provide me with a higher annual base salary, but will not have the same earning potential that a real killer year would have had in my current position. The thing is though, I was beginning to wonder about the long term viability of my current job and that combined with the higher guaranteed income, excellent benefits, the chance to get back into an office with face-to-face interactions with real human beings cinched the deal for me. It will mean a 30 minute reverse commute to NJ everyday, but will also be a more 9-5 job and will allow me to work on building a social life once again... something that my current position made it next to impossible to do. And there is a fitness center on campus, so perhaps I can motivated to get into better shape. So next Monday, I start a new adventure and I am really excited about it.