Breakfast, and my final paper.

Yesterday was my last day of work for probably quite some time.

I am going back to school, starting next month, to earn an MBA with a marketing focus.

To make a long story short, I was not happy with the trajectory of my journalism career. This career change is a long time coming.

But I am going to miss making something at work every day, and there’s a good chance that my next professional endeavor will not include such regular making.

Making a daily newspaper is exciting and rewarding. You’re out to beat the clock every day. (Daily deadlines also make newspapery very stressful.)

But I loved knowing that every night when I left work that I had made something that thousands of people were going to use. Talk about instant gratification!

I’ve always been a maker, and I don’t expect that will change even if in my new career I’m not creating something daily. I have this wonderful place, Sie macht, for sharing my experiments.

Beyond the interwebs, though, I have a kitchen equipped with tools and delicious ingredients, a craft room with a needy sewing machine, and, most importantly, a life filled with creative family and friends who inspire me to solve problems, take chances, and let my imagination run wild.

Erin here, reporting for her next big adventure.