About a month ago, I informed my bosses – Steve Greenberg and Brian Kelly – that I had applied for another position. It wasn’t that I was looking to leave Current, but I had to at least try the opportunity. While they secretly might have hoped I didn’t get it, they were excited for me and wished me good luck. When I found out I was offered the job, it was very bittersweet.
It was a hard choice to leave journalism to become the communications manager for the City of Noblesville because it’s all I’ve done since college. The past decade of covering Hamilton County has flown by and I’ll miss it. I’ve met so many people, made a lot of friends and, thankfully, don’t have too many enemies. It’s hard to now be on “the dark side.”
Current Publishing has been good to me and my family and I can’t thank Steve and Brian enough for allowing me the privilege to continue covering Noblesville and Westfield. From day one they have allowed – and supported – me to make each edition my own with the mantra of “we only have 52 times to get it right a year.”
Sure the hours are long sometimes, but I truly loved covering my communities. It’s the people and places that make each similar yet unique. While I may be in a different role, I still plan to be out and about as much as I was – I also have a few stories saved up before my departure so you might see my byline from time to time.
This past week, I’ve had many congratulate me on my new endeavor – and a few jokingly call me a traitor. There are many things I will miss, particularly those I won’t see as often and my peers at Current. It has truly been an honor to work for our readers and I can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your lives each week to read my words.