I haven’t been blogging much, but I wanted to update you all on the who/what/when/where/why’s.
I’m moving to Colorado next Friday.
I’ve been out to visit twice since being laid off in February, I’ve developed some strong professional connections in both Boulder and Denver, bolstered some long-standing friendships I’ve had from blogging and have managed to meet one of the coolest, most sincere, fun-loving and personally/professionally driven woman I’ve ever met. Yeah, Colorado has been very good to me. 🙂
I know I had originally stated my destination as being Seoul, South Korea sometime late Summer, but the application process seemed to fizzle out until the day I got back from my second stint in Colorado, upon which I had already made up my mind to move. Quite a different plan I’ve got now, eh?
Specifically in Boulder, Co, where I plan to move, I felt a real peace and excitement in myself and in other people that I haven’t felt in a long time. The startup scene is ridiculous out there with more software and renewable energy companies than I can even count. I took a week to go to the Startup Week and meet with the local entrepreneurs, investors and venture capitalists. Everyone I met was just like, “drop what you’re doing and move out here. You won’t regret it.” Usually I’m not receptive to such coercive instruction, but between having a human factor of feeling more at home and welcomed in a combined two weeks than I ever have where I am now and dwelling in an unwavering feeling of well-being, I was sold.
Here goes nothing, eh? I’ve got a pretty good set of skills and a decent resume along with an innate ability to network earnestly and effectively. What else do I need? Oh, money… yeah, I’ve been figuring that out as I go since getting laid off, so I’ll continue to do as so until I find a good solid perch to focus in on some awesome work, with even awesomer people.
The difference between life’s best chances and taking the biggest risks is very minimal. I looked at teaching English in South Korea as a chance to run away from my current situation for a bit and re-group and figure out what I wanted. When I made it to Colorado and everything sort of fell into place as close to perfectly as I could ask for, I was reminded that I already knew what I wanted, I just needed a destination to head towards because that’s where a big part of what I want will be.
To say I’m excited for this would be an understatement. I’m moving out there to make a way and it’s entirely up to me to make what I want of it. Plus I’ve got support and motivation like I’ve never had before. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out!