Going back in time a couple years right when Insurance.com had just been acquired there was a really good chance that I would relocate down to the Bay Area.
QuinStreet, the acquiring company, is located right between San Francisco and San Jose in the bland city of Foster City. It’s nice but bland.
Honestly I was looking forward to it in many ways, the freedoms of San Francisco proper was clearly alluring to me in many ways. The expense of the city was a hard pill to swallow though. That combined with the strangeness of the state of California were a turn off. I was ready to go though.
I’m on my way back from a trip out to a sister group down in Cupertino — much further down the peninsula. This is the second time in a few months. Last time it was way too hot. This time was a lot better… Tough the lack of green is still a drag.
When I joined Amazon back in May it was a shock. I really had never thought about moving to Seattle at all. It was a jump in head firsthand hope for the best.
Luck has a lot to do with things I suppose.
I think Seattle is the right place for me. It is greener than further south… It has a lot of the same freedoms that I was craving from San Fran. It is a liberal city, but has more freedoms than Cali. The houses are more affordable. It seems more open to outsiders despite the Seattle Freeze.
Last time made me happy where I wound up. I know it would have worked out anyway, but I think it’s better now. :-)
Keep your eyes open to what possibilities exist. Luck is the possibility. It’s up to you to make the most of what life can offer.