I dropped lots of lots of revelations with few details in the last post so I want to clear things up. I told my manager on Monday that I intend to move back to Wisconsin and while I would like to continue to work for Intuit, I was moving regardless. He was generally accepting of the idea of me working remote from Wisconsin, but there aren’t any timelines or anything. We have a few more weeks until we ship QuickBooks 2007 and I didn’t expect anything to happen before then. After that, however, I wanted to get my stuff moved back so I don’t end up driving cross-country in the snow. I intend to move to Madison, and most likely I’ll be living downtown.
So why am I doing it? Everyone at work certainly wants to know, and while I don’t think I necessarily owe Intuit an in-depth response I ‘ve worked it out for myself so I’ll share it here.
It’s been a rough year for me, whazzmaster.com. After I resigned myself to the divorce I threw myself into 3 things: getting healthy, my job, and later on my relationship with Stacy. The more time went by, however, the lonelier I grew. I see GMC infrequently. I never see Cal. Judd and Amanda are justifiably busy these days. None of these are indictments of those people, it’s just that as we get older peoples’ priorities change. So now I’m burnt out on work, and I talk to my girlfriend on the phone several times a week but only see her once a month or less. I miss seeing my family more than once or twice a year; I miss being able to go to family reunions or just be home for someone’s birthday. And to be truthful I’m a little burnt out on California, which is a bit of a surprise to me. I think I may end up here again before I croak, but for now I’d like an extended stay in the midwest.
So that’s about it; I don’t know any specifics but I’m almost certain I’ll be back in Madison by the holidays. If I continue with Intuit I’ll still be making regular trips out to the Bay Area for meetings and such, and of course while I’m out here visiting I wanna kick it with the California Krew. But that’s where I stand today: burned out on California and anxious to be back in the motherland. Can I get a what-what?