I’ve lived in Atlanta for five and a half years, aka, a whole four and a half longer than I thought I ever would. The story of how I made it to that fair city is interesting, yet will be saved for another day; suffice it to say that I hadn’t ever intended to be there for as long as I have been. And now, times, they are a-changin’.
It took me nearly ten minutes to figure out how to begin the email I sent out; this post, twice as long. There’s so many things I want to say, and yet putting structure around them just isn’t happening. I need a way to convey the excitement and corresponding hesitation, the certainty and the questioning that are waging a battle in my head. But despite any trepidation, however small, I’ve made my decision, the wheels have been put in motion, and it’s happening.
I’m moving to San Francisco.
Before you get all "you’re too impulsive!" on me, know that I’ve been thinking about this for a while; the rest of my team at my new job here at Google is out in California, and after being on-site for a few weeks, it just made a lot of sense to join them. Yes, I know I just bought a new house, I know I have another townhouse that I rent out, I know that it’s not going to be easy. (Yes, Mom, I know you think I’m making a mistake.) But as with most things in life, you have to take a risk, take a chance when you HAVE that chance, and so I’m not only going after the golden ring, Mr. Caufield, I’m grabbing it.
If that’s not enough, I’m making the move very quickly – I’ll be back in Atlanta for only 4 days (really only one before the movers come on October 10th.) I’m selling a TON of stuff (furniture galore – let me know if you’re interested!) and need to get my house rented out asap. So, wide and wise and wonderful world wide Interweb, I’m again seeking y’all’s help. If you want to live in a FABULOUS house, or know of someone who does, I’ve got one for you: Mine!
So watch this site…changes, they are a-comin’.