me in Cali

If you told me a year ago that I’d be moving to California, I would have thought you were crazy. Now, here we are. Never in my life did I imagine, or even want to move to the Sunshine State. But I was offered a position in Silicon Valley and I’m leaving the south!

I graduated in May with my MBA, and earlier in the year I had a bit of a panic moment. My lease would be up in July, and I knew two things. One, I wanted to move out of my apartment. Two, I wanted a new job. I also preferred to move out of state too, I just was not sure where.

With the deadline to give my notice to vacate my apartment coming up fast, and not wanting to give notice with no plan of what was next, I started to frantically apply for jobs. For about a week and a half, I was applying to one or two jobs a night. I ended up interviewing with three companies, all in different locations, none of which are in NC.

That gets us to where I am today: embarking on a cross-country move I never thought I’d make. Last weekend I put my car on a truck and 98% of everything I own also got packed into a moving truck. I’ve stayed with my mom this last week, but as real as these actions are, it’s still surreal and a little daunting. I’m moving way beyond my comfort zone. This southern born and bred woman is moving over 2000 miles from home. And I could not be more excited!

I’m excited for the chance to meet new people, gain new perspectives, learn new things, and have new experiences. I will miss my family and friends, but with technology we will keep in touch and with planes we can visit and spend time with each other.

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