Sunday, August 14, 2011

stay tuned

After three and a half years, I made the decision to leave my job. It's been a long time coming and there is a back story that there's really only one other person who will ever understand completely, but — in the middle of a horrendous economy — I am going to do my own thing. I'm going to work with the best creatives and strategists I have had the opportunity to work with during my 15 year career to develop creative solutions that bring people together to create social and policy change.

(More on that later.)

I keep saying that I have never felt this unsure of the future before in my life, but I think it's more that I presumed at this stage in my life I would be a little more confident about the path. It's like thinking, when you are 14, that you'll feel like a "grown up" when you're 30: a big ol' lie.

Right now, I'm fighting the urge to take a six month hiatus, get in my car and go for a drive across the country spending time with people I love, asking them why the hell they think I was put on this earth and if they think I could pull off that conflict zone photojournalist gig I have always dreamed of.

Last night I made a spreadsheet of the 52 places (in the order in which I would visit them) I wanted to go to on that 6 month trek.

Stay tuned.


Bryan Jones said...

WooHoo! Way to go, Alison! This journey is going to be a lot of fun to watch. I wish you all the best, and if you do shove off for the six month hiatus, stop in Little Rock and I'll take you through all of Bill's secret stash at the Clinton Library.


Jennifer said...

Unsure? Maybe. Frightening? Perhaps. Unlimited possibilities? Hells yes!

Congrats! Very excited for you.

Caleb S. Garcia said...

Go for it Allison! You can do it.