Did you ever fall in love with a city? I did. Austin, TX in 1997.
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of my big move to Austin! It’s been quite a ride, and I’m so glad I took a chance, made the move, and followed my dream.
Back in 1997, the dream was just an inkling that I wanted to be free of my 8:00 – 5:00 work life. I had a demanding, stimulating and creative job as a Training Manager, but I wanted my OWN business. I wanted to create something new on my own terms, and become something different.
So, I quit a great job, put my house on the market, packed up the car, and stepped into my future. Was it easy? No. Was it worth it? Yes!
If you have a dream like this, I believe some of my experience and thought process might help you. I hope you can borrow from the lessons I have learned and accelerate your personal journey. It all begins with some careful introspection that creates a map for your new life. Here are some of the considerations:
- Where to live?
- What kind of home suits you?
- What lifestyle changes do you want?
- What type of work?
- What skills and experience can you bring?
- What learning will you need?
- What is the fastest path to cash?
Let’s take the move, step-by-step, together. Perhaps my retrospective will provide clues for your career-changing, life-changing, passion-filled new life! Be watching for installments each week.