My biggest concern with this transition is that my newly available time and mindspace will get filled with junk instead of good stuff. I am on high alert to nip that in the bud. I want to protect this new capacity and allocate it in meaningful ways as best I can. An exciting challenge. In the spirit of this challenge I popped by the Stadelijk to zoom through their "What Design Can Do" exhibit and as expected got some inspiration.
Other sources for relevant inspiration include these 4 books that I recently finished.
Quitting is a scary thing. It feels brave actually. I had great options and reasons to stay, but my heart was not in it. I feel a little lost (I mean, check out my reading list above...clearly I feel a little lost), a little uncertain, but a lot optimistic. And PS - I have an unemployed summer in Europe ahead of me, which I have done once before in the summer of 2000, and I know that it is a good gig.
Now is the point when you tell me how awesome this is going to turn out. How much you believe in my future. Insert here your wise career advice. Summer reading recommendations are also welcome.