I am leaving the company I am working for after 19 years, and I have lived in Tucson for almost 16 years.
Ever since I have been in Tucson I always knew I would consider moving back to Texas at some point. I have lived in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. Of all the places I have traveled to and lived, Texas feels most like home. And home is where the heart is and the hat will be hung once again! Austin is exploding business wise (Texas is business friendly) and I want to be part of that amazing energy.
I have one close friend there, my cousins daughter, a great real estate agent and only a handful of people that i currently know. My base of business associates and friends will soon change.
This is a bitter sweet move as many moves are.
I have made some great friendships and business relationships here Tucson. This makes the move a bit tough, however we are only a phone call away and only 910 miles away. Visiting either way is doable!
Leaving my engineering job isn't easy, however Austin is one of the top cities in the country for business and engineering. I am versed at both engineering and business and will only know what I want to do when I arrive and get boots on the ground,
My goals in the working world are three fold.
- To find fun and exciting work
- To make a difference.
- To To make good money for my services.
There are two key reasons for this blog.
First, to record my journey and help me ensure I stay on track with this NEW adventure.
Two, to provide important pieces of a road map for anyone contemplating a similar move. Moving can be scary for many people. I am an adventurer at heart, however I still have a strong common sense side. They have always fought and each wins on occasion. I assure you, I have had cold sweats on a few occasions about this move. Leaving friends and a job that pays as well as engineering isn't easy. However, in my heart of hearts I know I am doing the right thing.
If you find yourself relating to the second reason, please follow this post. I believe you will be happy you did.
I plan on showing what works, what doesn't work and practical ways to strategically connect with others when you move to a new location.
Many people would like to make a major move in their life, however they may not have the knowledge, experience or just find it scary. We all need to strive to be the best we can be. This is critical for a great life.
In summary of this first post:
The only constant in life is change.
Consequently, I have always admired and tried to follow the immortal wisdom of Helen Keller.
"Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing" ~ Helen Keller
All comments are welcome.
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More to follow!