Fatherhood has a way of making things very clear, and these past couple of months with a new family have helped me realize it's time for me to start a new chapter.

After a lot of thought and discernment, I've decided that it's time to move on from my job at City Club. Earlier this month, I gave notice to the board and let them know that I could stay on through August 31 to help the transition process.

I've learned a lot in the past three years, met some great new people, and I'm happy to say that when I step down at the end of the summer, City Club will be in a better place than when I arrived.

So what's next?

A lot hopefully!

Of course, I will remain a Park Commissioner (I hope that was a given, since my term isn’t even up until 2017).

Mary's business has been steadily growing for the last five years, and I'd like to continue supporting that. We have some really interesting new projects and directions we’re taking the company.

And this sci-fi novel I'm working on won't write itself. (Although maybe that can be the plot for the next book … but I digress.)

Somewhere in there I want to tackle some new projects, too. I like producing events, whether conferences, panels with interesting people, or cabarets.  And there's some more opportunities in the arts I'd like to start experimenting with, too.

Working side by side with Mary … writing books … stewarding our parks … taking care of Hannah, launching new projects …

I’m jumping in with both feet!