New paths and new horizons

You’ve probably noticed that things have been a bit … well, quiet in this space for a while. Almost a year, in fact. It’s hard to believe that the last post we published in this space went live on May 2, 2012.

No, we haven’t been kidnapped by aliens or succumbed to some nasty fate. We’re alive and definitely kicking.

Since last May, we’ve gone through a lot of changes. Actually, many of the changes started before then. And most of those changes have been good. Some of them great. None of them boring. In fact, the last 12 to 15 months have been a bit of a whirlwind both personally and professionally for both of us.

We’ve been exploring new paths and walking towards new horizons. And our professional focuses have changed.

Aaron has moved into customer engagement and product marketing, areas in which he’s been interested for quite some time. And they’re areas in which he has quite the aptitude. Customer engagement and product marketing allow Aaron to combine his (considerable) people and technical skills, and are areas in which he’s finding new and exciting challenges.

Scott recently sold all his worldly possessions, packed up the family, and moved to New Zealand. By doing that, he’s realized a dream he and his wife have had for over a decade and a half. And while Scott’s still involved in technical communication (as a team lead at a software firm in New Zealand), he’s gradually shifting away from tech comm and is focusing on blogging, writing, and coaching/consulting.

So, what about DMN Communications? We’re keeping the company alive, though dormant. Even though our careers are moving away from technical communication, it’s still a part of our professional lives. DMN Communications is still a vehicle for consulting as a team (even though we’re oceans apart).

You never know what will happen.

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