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Go East, Young Man

Thiswayforward-200x300Today is my last day at Western Governors University… again.

The last 14 months have been an enlightening and fruitful journey rife with success, failure, knowledge building, stress, and insanity.

I am once again incredibly grateful to my team at WGU for giving me this chance to grow, learn, and succeed in a multitude of ways. But, as I said before, the time has come once again for the next adventure.

What’s next?

My wife has a new job that is relocating the family to Northern Virginia. We’ll be packing up and making up the move from Utah to the NoVA area by August 1st. And that pretty much guarantees that my summer will be a complete whirlwind.

Yes, I need a new job for when I get to Virginia. And yes, I already have a few very promising irons in the fire. But, for those of you now doing the math, I’m taking a bit of a sabbatical until then. What will I be doing?

  • Packing up and preparing the house for a move (a much bigger one to handle than the one we did seven years ago when we moved to Utah).
  • Reading and possibly catching up on Netflix.
  • Writing here (a novel concept, I know) and potentially redesigning the blog layout.
  • Hitting up the gym much more often.
  • Playing some golf (after two lost seasons due to injury, I need it).
  • Simply put, relaxing.

Frankly, there likely won’t be another time when I can take this opportunity to take some crucial time off, so I’m looking forward to an extended breather.

Heading home

If you had asked me even two years ago if I wanted to move back to Virginia, my answer would have been no. I’m not sure what changed, but it seems like this homecoming is happening at just the right time.

I’ll update you all when things become more solidified in terms of a job for me, a house for the family, and a full setup. In the meantime, it seems appropriate to end with some Tom Petty lyrics:

Time to move on, time to get going

What lies ahead I have no way of knowing

But under my feet, baby, grass is growing

It’s time to move on, time to get going

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  • Andrew Burch June 14, 2013 11:54 am

    Welcome back to the right coast Mr. Cohen! We should get lunch/dinner when you’re settled in. In the meantime, I’ll think of you if I hear of any positions opening up around the D.C. area.

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    • Scott Cohen June 15, 2013 4:53 pm

      Andrew: Thanks, man. I’m looking forward to being back. Definitely would love to get together once we’re back and settled.
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  • Brian June 17, 2013 10:03 am

    Scott, best of luck with the huge life change! Bummed to lose a good guy from the Rocky Mountain West (especially now that both you and DJ have left UT), but the East has gained one! 🙂 Will look forward to hearing about both the sabbatical and new gig when it happens…

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    • Scott Cohen June 17, 2013 5:28 pm

      Thanks Brian! I’m excited about the move, but am sad to be leaving the West. If the gig that’s shaping up right now takes full form, I’ll be back on the conference circuit real soon.

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