Saturday, January 17, 2009

No Regrets

On Monday, I gave two weeks' notice.

Resigning wasn't really a New Year's Resolution - it had been building for a long time.

I remember I'd been chasing after Razor & Tie for about a year before I finally got hired in September 2002. I really wanted to work there, mostly because I'd bought two copies of Easy Rock, owned and enjoyed Monster Booty, and given Darrin's Dance Grooves as a gift to my friend Tony. Any company that had the sense of humor and music taste to release those projects needed to be on my resume.

When I was still interviewing, I'd asked a friend of a friend who was interning there at the time what he thought of the company. He said, "It seems like the kind of place you get in, learn as much as you can, and get out." And true, I've seen a lot of people come and go over the last 6+ years, some lasting longer than others. I guess it just took me longer to learn. Or I had more to learn.

That's not to say that I've stopped learning altogether in my position. In fact, I think I've learned the most about myself. And once I'd come to terms with the kind of place I needed to work for, and the kind of support I needed, I knew I had to go and find it.

The most important thing is that I'm leaving with no regrets. I got the job I wanted after a year of trying. I put six good years in. And I'm leaving with my sanity.

Some of my biggest career highlights have come in my tenure at Razor & Tie and Kidz Bop.

Winning two Kid Power awards

Presenting at LA Office Roadshow

Receiving a Platinum award for We Are...The Laurie Berkner Band

Business trips to Six Flags

Business trip to Canada's Wonderland

Singing on Twisted Sister's A Twisted Christmas CD

Appearing on QVC

And meeting BFFs

I'm not sure what's next for me but I'm really excited to find out. Maybe more hosting / spokesperson work? Writing? Photography? Travel? Adventure?

Here are my other two QVC appearances if you haven't seen them yet: