When opportunity knocks; a follow-up

March 18, 2015

In case you didn't see it on our website or read about it via email or Twitter...yesterday we announced Subvert is shutting down.

Okay, well not so much shutting down, but we're, hmmm, dimming the lights. The company will still be open for business and we'll still support existing clients and customers, but our available time will be limited after April 1, 2015.

The helpful and happy Subvert team in their awesome robot building workshop.

This was an extremely hard decision that did not come easily. It also didn't happen quickly nor did it occur without a lot of forethought and soul-searching. Now that everything is done and the word is out, I feel a tremendous sense of relief.

~deep exhale~

It's extremely difficult to walk away from something that you've built, nurtured and maintained yourself. Subvert has been around for eight years and it's been my main source of income since our kids were very little. As it grew and changed, so they did, as did I.

My new position with Government of Yukon as Project Manager, eServices for Citizens is a dream role for me. In it, the work I do will be on a much, much larger scale and level of complexity. That really excites me, as does the challenge of being employed somewhere completely different. I'm ready for a change and I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity.

With Subvert, I made the leap to start a business. Together with Mike, we took the risk and grew it bigger. Sometimes we may have undershot the landing but at least we did it. I'm more proud of that than anything I could have achieved by playing it safe. And now, I am happily moving onto the next phase of my profesional life.

As Mark Twain once said:So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Subvert was indeed, a wild ride.