As you may have guessed, something’s been afoot with me, and it has all conspired to come together within the same week and even the same day.I have resigned from my current position as of today, and am moving on to a new post. It’s at a small private school in downtown Baltimore, and I will basically be starting their fundraising program from scratch. I will mainly be working from home, so maybe this will help alleviate some of Connor’s anxieties about me leaving. Or maybe they will get worse, since I am around all of the time.
At the exact time I was leaving my position, I was sitting at a trial that’s the final act in something that happened about 18 months ago. I was assaulted by one of the parishioners at the church next to my old house. I wasn’t badly hurt, but it really shook my confidence, and was the root cause of my move to the new house. The person who pummeled me was found guilty of all but one charge. It took a long time for the wheels of justice to turn, but I had faith that, in the end, the system would work the way it’s supposed to. And it did.
I am excited about moving on to new adventures, a new job and the relief of not having the trial hanging over my head. At times, writing Pigtown*Design has been a welcome distraction from everything that’s been happening. I will welcome my millionth visitor in the next two days, something that makes me incredibly pleased, and also humbled that so many people take time to visit my blog.
(P.S. – The lawn was mowed right after these pictures were taken! I have the nicest lawn “boy” who’s really a 50-year old fireman from the local station. He’s worth every penny I pay him!)