This isn’t the way I drew it up.
Eight months ago, I didn’t know a thing about Zionsville. Maybe I knew the name of the school mascot; I can’t remember. I did know it was affluent, and I knew it was tucked away in Boone County – close enough to be part of metro Indianapolis, but removed enough to have character all its own.
That was it.
Then, I assumed the editorship of Current in Zionsville. I built this paper, and learned a lot about that character, and so much more, in the process.
I now stand to learn about this lovely place at a considerably slower rate, and here’s why:
I’ve been named the editor of Current inCarmel, in addition to the Carmel Business Leader. I’ll also head up Current Publishing’s monthly special sections, going forward. In short, I’m going to be busy. Very busy.
Here’s the good news: I’m not leaving completely. In fact, my business card will still call me the Zionsville managing editor, and that’s because I am going to continue to write cover stories while overseeing the rest. The remainder will be left in the capable hands of Julie Osborne – she’ll be my eyes and ears in town.
Back to my original point – how did I have it drawn up? I thought I’d continue to cultivate things here, thought I’d meet more fascinating Zionsville folks, thought I’d slip into the Cobblestone for a few more cocktails. Shoot, I even thought I’d move here eventually.
In the end, though, the gigs I listed previously simply were not things I could pass up. Hopefully you understand that it’s completely possible to leave one thing behind for something else you’re excited about, while still loving the original as much as you ever did.
How could I not love Zionsville, after all I’ve learned about it?