Well, yesterday I was finally allowed to tell more people about my plans to leave Expedia.
I have the opportunity to take a break, study, learn new technology and ultimately perhaps develop a business idea and work on it. If nothing else, a mid-career break and recharge can't be a bad thing. I'd better drop the "mid-career" thing now, or I'll be spending my break buying a Porsche.
A colleague of mine followed his dreams a couple of years ago. He wanted to make films. I admired him for taking a risk to do what he wanted to do. Since many dream of having a similar opportunity, I need to make the most of my time and opportunity.