Man, that was a very hard decision, but in the end I am pretty sure it is the best one! I have picked my next gig and will be working for a company called iFactory. They seem to have an awesome culture. They are also a family oriented business with a good work/life balance. Very nervous, but very excited at the same time.
I think this will be a great next step for me, giving me the opportunity to work with a larger team, with a more back-end focused track. I’ll be working on their core platform that they have built for hosting websites for publishers/dictionaries. Having this experience will make me more well-rounded and I can get as familiar with back-end work as I am with front-end. Though I have done back-end work, my focus has been front-end as the companies I have been with have needed me there the most. Anyway, I can’t wait to get my hands dirty and dive-in.
So between my now and when I start I have to finish getting the house put together (which I had hoped to do while interviewing, but interviewing is harder than a full time job), get my wisdom teeth removed (which will take away from the time I have to get the house ready for the baby), and finally get my hip fixed.