I recently had a dream where I was running a race. The course was muddy, and we were running uphill. There was a pack of runners ahead of me and I was in the middle of the second pack, eating the dirt kicked back at me. A car was driving up the course to the left of us and spitting mud all over the runners. I remember thinking to myself, in this dream, that I needed to get off this muddy race track and take that other path up the hill where the cars won’t be. So I did and it was a much more pleasant run. The hill and the race were still hard, but I knew I had made the right choice.
Today I am excited to move forward with Information Out Loud as a fully independent information professional venture. I have flirted with this idea off and on for a decade. I’ve worked at it part time and no time. I’ve been running in the mud long enough and ready to break from the pack and take my own path to success.
Why now? I have lots of reasons – some personal, some professional, some based on careful consideration and some on my gut. The summer is beautiful here in Virginia and I have a lovely view from my home office. I’m off the hamster wheel of commuting and the daily grind of a 9-5. I need the challenge to my brain and my psyche.
In any event, I know I want to take this shot. I have the skills, experience, and drive to turn a professional career of research, information management, and knowledge into a successful and rewarding life.
Please reach out to me if you have questions or needs and you think I can help. See the About and Services pages on this site to get a sense of what I do. Then let’s connect so we can chat about how my skills can bring value to your business and make your clients happy, impressed, and successful.