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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog
When the dolphins left earth when the Vogons were about to destroy it they told the humans "So Long and Thanks for all the Fish".  Two weeks ago on a Monday I submitted my resignation to Planet Technologies.  There comes a point in time when a company serves its purpose in your life and you have to walk away.  I feel like that time has come.  I really enjoyed my time working at Planet.  Thanks to the following people:
  • Patrick Curran
  • Greg Hurlman
  • Matt Barger
  • Michael Van Cleave
  • Rob Horan
  • Ken Amann
  • Fabian Williams
  • Shannon Bray
  • Miguel Wood
  • Don Kirkham
  • Katie Tobin
  • Matt Bramer
  • Jim Bob Howard
  • Xenox Garavito
  • a ton of others...
I feel like I learned a lot from these guys and they helped to get me to this point in time.  I had a lot of good times with these guys hanging out at conferences, such as TechED or SPC or SPSes.  I will see them around in the community.
So what's next for me?
I have decided that after 8 years of working constantly and planning just about every trip for the past 5 years around SPSes I'm taking a month long vacation.  At the end of this vacation I will have completed the 48 inland states and all I will need to do to state that I've been to every state is plan a trip to Alaska and Hawaii.  Most of the states are out west and include the following cities/parks:
  • Keystone, SD
  • Yellowstone
  • Bismark, ND
  • Denver, CO
  • Dallas, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • San Diego, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Painted Desert/Petrified Forest
  • Highway 1 in CA (from San Francisco to Los Angeles)
  • Lake Forest, CA
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
This trip is going to refresh me, so that I can start my new job on November 4th.  I will make an announcement once I have finalized the details.  I am also moving to Hoboken 2 weeks after I get back from my trip.  I have a lot of big changes coming up, but I believe they are for the best.  I am hoping this energizes and refreshes me, so that I can start going to more events.  So as I've been stating the past few months...To the Undiscovered Country!
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 5:11 PM | Back to top

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Becky, all of those places have been discovered. #fyi
Left by Christian Buckley on Sep 27, 2013 8:25 PM

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Christian #TrekkieFail...
Left by Becky Isserman on Sep 28, 2013 1:29 AM

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I love it when I see someone take a hold of their career by the ears and take charge. I think it's great also to see you enjoying travel and knocking off the US. Sorry I won't be in Utah when you're coming through, I'll be in Algeria... assuming my visa comes in time!

That means you can join the travelers club and work on the UN list with me :)

I'm in a similar position where I'm moving on... I can talk more about that situation next week when things are out in the open.

It takes a little bit more work and serious commitment, but it's a big world out there, but it's getting a lot smaller.

Left by Joel Oleson on Sep 28, 2013 10:14 AM

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Have a good time on your trip! I will be in New York the weekend of Nov 9th. Hope we can catch up! If not, I'll see you at SPSDC!
Left by Nagi on Sep 29, 2013 5:42 PM

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Congratulations! Sounds like a great plan. Have fun.
Left by Tom Resing on Sep 29, 2013 10:14 PM

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Good on you! Enjoy the travels and the new perspective that they bring :)
Left by Gavin Barron on Oct 11, 2013 12:43 AM

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