After 2 tours of duty over the past 4 years, I am leaving Rosetta Stone. Some of you may not be surprised, as I've been looking to make this move for some time now. I started working at Rosetta Stone on the web team in 2006. Since then, I've learned a lot about web development and I've learned a great deal about myself. The company produces an absolutely top-notch product and I'm sure they will continue to be successful. But for me, it is time to move on.
Some things I will miss about working at Rosetta Stone:
Working from home
This is the big one. For most of my tenure here, I've been fortunate enough to work from home every day. Its something for which I will always be thankful. I'll miss listening in on conversations as my wife homechools the kids. I'll miss the daily chats and occasional games with my wife over lunch each day. The opportunity to have the kids nearby and watch them grow and learn every day is something I will never forget. For this reason, I think one day we'll look back on these last 4 years as some of the best years of our lives.
I've had the chance to work with some interesting characters and some genuinely nice people. Shared food, shared laughs and even some shared adventures will be etched in my mind forever.
Unfortunately, that's where the list stops. The rest, as they say, is history.
My last day will be May 19th and then I plan on taking a few relaxing days off before starting up again. I will follow up with a separate post later this week explaining the next step in my career.