Where in the world is MJ? Actually, I’m typing this from San Francisco, but have no idea where I’ll be by the time this post goes live. I’m not sure what to say other than this will be my last post on MJ on Travel as we know it. Sometime around October 1, 10 years of content will reposition to BoardingArea’s Travel Update.
As you’ve no doubt noticed, my posting activity has trailed off and I want to tell you why. Long story short, I have taken a new job. It’s not a small promotion and it will require my full attention. That’s nothing new as all jobs require our full attenion, but the truth is that it is the kind of job that will find me frequently interacting with airlines, and not just as a passenger. This has been coming for a while, and I won’t pretend that it hasn’t played a role in the steady drop in the number of posts in the last few months. In short, I can no longer avoid working with airlines in my “real life” and it just would not be appropriate for me to continue writing about the things I like to write about when it comes to air transportation. Ironically, I’ll also be traveling a bit more.
I looked at a lot of options for continuing to blog, and after some consultation with the great folks at BoardingArea, I really think that moving to Travel Update is the best thing to do. First, I can continue to post about the things I can write about. Second, it maintains 10 years worth of content. Third, I’ll still have my own identity within Travel Update. Finally, if the world demands a hotel and cruise blog or things change in my day job, I can re-emerge from Travel Update as a standalone operation again at some point in the future.
In the meantime, the MJ on Travel team will begin transitioning into the new job and preparing our Atlanta home for sale. The other piece of this is that we will be relocating back to Washington, DC. Between needing to take some time off to transition into the new job and move, this really feels like the best thing to do.
In closing, I really don’t know what to say. I can’t say enough good things about Randy Petersen and the folks at BoardingArea. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for tolerating me as long as they have and for working with me to find a way forward. Most of all, I thank you for reading! Stick around, there’s more to come at Travel Update.
-MJ, September 29, 2016