8.02.2011

Ch-ch-changes

Well, it's official so I figure that I can share it here: I'm leaving my job at HarperCollins.  It's nothing dramatic or even that interesting.  I'd like to cut down on my travel - five conferences a year became more than I wanted to commit to.  I'd also like more time for blogging - that's how much I love hanging out with all of you.  Lastly, I haven't totally given up on culinary school...maybe I'll go back.  Who knows.  New adventures await.

Next week is my last in the office and it's already becoming difficult, as it certainly wasn't an easy decision and I'll miss so much about working there.  It's going to be a challenging couple of weeks.




So imagine how thrilled I was when I read at Modish today about Susannah's August Break 2011.  I think it's the perfect way to transition, collect myself, take stock, and regroup.  The idea behind August Break is that you post one photo (or more) a day for the month of August.  And that's it.  It's a break from all the text, not to mention that it's a new way for us bloggers to share our experiences and lives.  I can't wait!

I have one recipe that I'm going to share with you this week (I mean, the rules of August Break aren't that strict, right?).  But other than that, I'm all about the photos.  We'll start here:


Eat, drink, and welcome change.

15 comments:

Kathie said...

Sending good wishes your way for your new adventure. Looking forward to those August food pics!

marjorie said...

Hi from Wisconsin. Congrats and good luck in this next phase, Laura!

Susan said...

Laura, how exciting! A chance to switch things up! Five conferences a year is really a lot.

Wendy said...

Just found your blog... -love it!

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

Best of luck, Laura! Love the idea of sharing photos. I'm hoping to try your Moscow Mule recipe on our camping trip next week! Here's to more cooking, more time, more inspiration!

joanna said...

Wow, Laura! Best of luck in your new adventures.

Patti said...

I'll miss running into you at TLA. Congratulations on your new adventure!

Laura Lutz said...

Thanks so much everyone for all the good wishes! I'm so excited for new adventures and I hope you'll all keep coming by to see what's new.

Patti, that made me tear up a bit. I will miss TLA immensely and some of the best librarians in the country! And I'll miss geeking out every time I see you! 8-)

Laura Lutz said...

And Mary Ann, your comment made me smile! Here's to more food, more time, and more inspiration!!!! *holds up her Moscow Mule*

Grumpator said...

That's exciting, Laura! I wish you the best! It can be scary to leap into the great unknown, but I've no doubt you'll be successful!

Amanda said...

Congrats on changes!! I didn't know you worked at Harper! I love Harper! But I totally understand about need to change. I may have to sign up for the August Break too.

Windowpane Memoirs said...

I wish you THE BEST!!! YOU were the nicest and lovely to meet at the conferences. You were ALWAYS with a smile on your face and I will never forget that I read a LOT of great books because of you. I'm sure that you will succeed at anything you want.

Linda Urban said...

I can only imagine how exhausting those conferences are! My best to you for all the future holds. Hope our paths cross again.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I'll miss seeing you at ALA! You have always been so supportive and wonderful and I wish you the best of luck! But I understand-even two major conferences is exhausting, I can't imagine working five a year!

Mônica said...

Best wishes for you, Laura! It was fun saying hello to you on your first conference here in Philly and getting to see you at BEA every year!

Here's to new adventures!!