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Monday, September 20, 2004

San Francisco calling

I looked at a loft in San Francisco on Friday and I'm more convinced than ever I really want to live in one in the City. It's time to move up from my current do-it-yourself loft situation to the real deal.

I have an interview this Wednesday at c|net. I really like c|net, and have watched their progress since the early days of the Web, and it'd be very cool to work there. However, the woman who called me (who seemed very cool) freely admitted that the position she was calling about was a Junior Designer position, and she was afraid I might be bored.

But I mentioned it to Velma, and she pointed out something that I hadn't thpought about since 2000 when I took the Art Director job at Acterra -- I could really use a job that's a little less challenging right now. It would give me some breathing room for a change and some time to pursue some of my other interests, instead of constantly working 40+ hours, or -- worse yet -- having only 20 hours to do a 40-hour job and always stressing about what's not getting done.

The more I thought about that point, the more it felt good.

So, while the salary's pretty darn low, if I could find a way to afford to move to SF and live on it, I think I'd really like that job.

Of course, I haven't even had the interview yet, and they certainly haven't offered me a job, so this is pretty premature ;)

And I've still got my r�sum� out to about 30 other places.

One way or another, I definitely feel that I'm moving to SF soon. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that the City is calling me and that it's time to try it out, see if I can become accustomed to all the grime without always feeling like I need tp pick up after everyone.

I've been thnking about moving to SF since I was 16, but this is the first time I've actually been able to say I'm ready to actually do it. It's time to get it out of my system.


Blogger monocle_man said...

I agree with Velma and thpink takiing a low stress job for a while would do you good. These recent typoes are so unlike you. But in all seriousness, lower stress = good.

Of course you realize that Cicero's is rather far from SF.

I acclimated to the grime in Berkeley pretty quick, but I doubt I could go back now.

9/21/2004 11:16:00 AM

Blogger espd said...

OMG, I hadn't even thought of that (Cicero's)! Now I'm not so sure...

9/23/2004 01:46:00 AM


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