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Updated @May 10, 2023
At the end of April, I packed up my Austin apartment, put my furniture in storage, and flew my two cats to Las Vegas to spend the summer with their Grandma*.
Why? Well, for starters Austin summers are sweltering.
Also, I’m blessed to be able to do my work basically anywhere as long as I have a good wifi connection and reasonable access to an international airport for monthly work trips.
Plus, over the last 15 years, I’ve lived in Reno, San Francisco, New York City, and spent prolonged periods in London, Toyko, and Ubud, so I have friends or acquaintances to if not crash with at least grab a meal with.
But mostly, because I’m itching for an adventure.
To not have a set schedule, and outside of work or family obligations, be able to roam. It’s only been two weeks, and I’ve already driven from Texas to LA, stopping through Marfa, Tucson and Santa Barbara, among other places.
The hours of driving force me to sit with myself, or ‘read’ a book using Audible, or just listen to music and enjoy the scenery.
The long flights (one of which I am currently on) allow me to get deep work done and write - which I’ve missed.
Next up is Miami > Vegas > LA > Lisbon > then who knows…
I’m truly enjoying the freedom and I’ll update my location as I go, if we cross paths let’s grab a coffee.
*My mother, would like to go on the record as saying she personally does not identify as a ‘grandmother’ to my pets, because - in her words “they are cats, Maren”.