Cali…Calli. I’m going back to Cali. Nah. I don’t think so. More like my Posse’s on Broadway.
I am headed back to Seattle. 2019 has been a bit of a roller coaster and the long interview process with Microsoft for the past 3+ months was the topper. But I did accept a position with their Global Events Team and so off I go back home.
It’s a weird feeling because I never actually thought I’d go back to Seattle. I work on award shows and broadcast music events and things of that nature so what kind of job would I find in Seattle? As the Universe would have it, something in my realm popped up on LinkedIn one day and I figured, why not? Low risk, possibly high reward just for sending my resume in. And the rest is a long story about waiting and wondering and having a couple of months to think about the kind of future I want to have and what I want to do and where I want to be. The biggest question was, “am I ready to leave New York.” And the answer was, “I don’t really want to but it’ll be here if/when I’m ready to come back.” <crying buckets of tears emoji>
I’ve never really been afraid to make career risks if something felt right. So…I accepted the offer. I’ll be back in Seattle in July. Just in time for a couple of months of that glorious Pacific Northwest sunshine.
No mistake about it though. I love New York with all my heart and I’m sad to be leaving.