15 5 / 2012
Wild Wild West
In June, I leave my little island called Manhattan and head toward California in search of new adventures, new opportunities and hopefully some stories that someone will be interested in reading. The decision to uproot your life is always a hard one. I reasoned that I was doing well in NYC, cofounded a nice little company and have great friends and family. What would possess me to leave it all behind and live on the other side of the country away from my wife? In a word, exercise.
No, I’m not going to California to hike the mountains and do yoga fulltime - although I could probably enjoy that for two weeks and then want to move on - I’m going to California to exercise my brain. I think it’s true that when you stop using something it atrophies. I’m not saying I don’t use my brain, but what I am saying is that I’ve fallen into a “comfortable routine” where I spend my days at work, my nights with my loved ones, and then my evenings reading code and culture. It seemed as if my trajectory was already prescribed.
When you realize that this is happening, you can either get taken along for the ride or you can make your own way. I’m lucky to have a loving and understanding wife and a good support system. I’m going my own way. This little tumblr is my attempt at capturing some of the goodness for future consumption or reflection.