This past Friday, I posted a cryptic message on Facebook saying “Momentous day. It’s a good thing. More, soon.”
Of course, this created a small firestorm of demands for more information. My apologies. I had news that I wanted to shout to the hills, but all the affected parties had not been properly informed, yet.
Then, yesterday, I posted this picture of my cubicle area, with the explanation, “Decided to clean up the cubicle, today. Bye, Nella! — with Nella Kauwenaole.”
Which garnered some unexpected responses!
Oh boy, looks like my stealth plan fell apart. So here’s my cubicle, today:
And at work today, with all my coworkers returning from Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings in Kona, the word spread around the office like wildfire: Blaine is leaving DHHL! Coworkers have been stopping by all day to slap my head for daring to leave them, and to congratulate me on my good fortune.
My last day at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is Friday, May 29, 2015, and on Monday, June 1, 2015, I start work for the Office of Information Management & Technology (oimt.hawaii.gov) as a Technical Analyst with the Center of Excellence for Project Management (formerly Project Management Center of Excellence PMCE, nee the Enterprise Project Management Office EPMO/SURF). I’ll be using my ad agency production manager background and skills in project management to help the state develop a project management methodology for use by all state agencies.
Whelp, that’s about it, folks. I’ll be over at OIMT, Alakea St. downtown in a couple of weeks. But no matter, you guys all know where to find me, right?