If all goes as expected, tomorrow will be my last day as an employee of the company that I have been with for nearly six years. I certainly learned a great deal there. A lot of what I learned falls into the realm of "what not to do when ..." However, I know a lot more about networking and security than I did when I joined the company.
On the other hand, if the company had any sort of respect for its employees or the scalability of its service model, I would be a much more skilled professional than I am now and the company would be in better standing than it is. C'est la vie. Time to move on.
A lot of the people I have worked with over the last six years I respect and/or enjoy a great deal. I shall miss spending my days with some of them. Hopefully, I will warm up to people with my new employer in the coming months.
From a professional standpoint I am both excited and trepidatious about the new challanges I shall meet. It was definitely the logically next step in my career. I thank The Fates for again putting the right position in my path at the right time.