I haven’t set my end date yet, but based on my travel and moving plans, I’m approximately two months out from departing my job. The weirdest thing about planning your departure is that you have to deviate from every principle you learned about developing your career. I’m no longer pushing for harder projects and more responsibility. Doing so would only make my departure more inconvenient for my colleagues. I also didn’t ask for a raise this year, even though some new hires with similar experience have come in higher than me. In some ways it’s a relief; this may be one of the few times I can legitimately ignore some of the tougher principles of Corporate America.