This is only a snippet of a full post about stepping down from my position at my company. You can read the whole thing over at Brazen Careerist. It’s been a hell of a ride you guys!
At the end of this month, I’m stepping down as Community Manager for Brazen Careerist. As a founder and a stockholder I’ll always be involved in the company, but career-wise I’m moving on.
I spent most my life establishing relationships with people who made me feel safe. In high school I spiked up my hair and wore nothing but tee-shirts from punk-rock bands you have never heard of. At the time I thought I was making a statement, but really I was just making it easier to know who my friends were.
In college, I joined a fraternity with Ryan Healy, my freshmen-year roommate at the time. I hung out with the same people for all four years—again, it was all about feeling safe. Some of them remain my closest friends. Others I will never talk to again because we were never really friends to begin with.