I’ve wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest since I was a child. We went to Washington to visit my father’s brother and his family, and I fell in love with the area. Moving there was always my plan, but there’s always been some reason (excuse) not to follow my dream: a house, a job, a relationship, etc. Last summer I decided it was time to STOP making excuses and make my dream happen. I created some “job alerts” that emailed me when careers opened up in my areas of skill located in the Pacific Northwest or Colorado.
In April, I threw my “hat in the ring” (submitted my resume) for yet another opening. One thing led to another, and the company flew me out for interviews and a weekend of exploring the area. I was offered a job in July, and decided to accept it. I gave notice with my current employer July 9.