The interview with Amazon happened on Monday, April 2nd last year. The next day I had an offer in hand.

I gave this a good long think for a few days. Late — after work hours Eastern or Pacific on the 5th I sent in my acceptance. The next day I got the confirmation of my start date on May 14th.

The week ended with me looking at two more weeks of working with a good friend I had to say goodbye to. Parents to tell. Getting the show on the road, literally and metaphorically.

The die had been cast.