A Change Could Do Me Good

On Mother’s Day, my daughter yelled, “I want a nerf gun” over and over again. I responded to her demand with my list of things I wanted: a clutter-free house, a job that I love.

After reaching “job that I love,” my son stopped me. “Haha, like that’s going to happen.” When I pressed him, he replied that no one has a job that they love.

Challenge accepted.

It’s with this post that I share my plan to restore to my life and focus more on the things that bring me joy in this one life that I have to live.

I’ve resigned from my current position (effective 8/16/19).

What’s next? At least a two-month sabbatical in which I plan to focus on de-cluttering my house, writing more, attending community events, and finding clarity on how to create a more joyful life.

PS — Attending events like VMworld, Pure Accelerate, and Grace Hopper Celebration is possible in part because I’m trading away financial security to create space for opportunity Is it worth the risk?!  Who freaking knows?!

Becky Elliott

After dropping out of a liberal arts college that focused on reading and discussing the “Great Books”, Becky Elliott found her way to a career in IT. For 20+ years, she has held a number of roles in Dev and Ops, and the area in between the two. In working for organizations in which poor security practices can cost lives, she’s an ardent believer in integrating security through the entire design process. Becky holds a number of industry certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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