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This is my last College Ready Writing post, both here at IHE or anywhere, for that matter. 

It’s time. These past six week, between starting a new job, moving my family, and the holidays, I’ve had a lot of time to think and to reflect. And I realized that it was time to move on from this space.

This was not an easy decision, but it’s one that’s been a long time coming. I’m stubborn, and this blog and this space has meant so much to me, and I know it has meant so much to many of you, so I held on for as long as I could, and maybe a little longer than that.

I rarely find myself at a loss for words, but this is one of those times.

I’ll still be writing online. I’ve (finally) created my own website, (still under construction!), and I imagine I’ll have some sort of blog-like thing going on over there. I’ll also be writing for and managing a new publication attached to where I work, I will continue to contribute regularly to UVenus here on IHE, as well as the occasional Views or Careers piece.

And you can always find whatever I am doing by following me on Twitter.

Almost six years ago, I was unemployed, isolated, and at a loss to what I wanted to do with my life. So, among other things, I started a blog. I couldn’t have imagined then where I would end up, in no small part because of my writing on the Internet. I want to thank Scott Jaschik for bringing me into the fold to begin with, and Mary Churchill for encouraging me to take the leap.

But most of all, I’d like to thank you for reading. For sharing and retweeting and supporting and critiquing and for including me in conversations and communities.

It’s time for a fresh start. But this space, and what we built in it, on it, through it, well, it will always be special.

And don’t ever let anyone tell you that what you do is “just” blogging. 

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