Many of you know or have heard whispers of my permanent move to Seattle in Spring of last year on Facebook or Twitter. I’ve been in Seattle (Edmonds) for just over a year now. It’s hard to believe I left Austin, TX and have been in “Emerald City” over a year already. It’s no joke, life gets busy, time flies . . . and things fall by the wayside.
I moved to the Seattle area to take a promotion to a project manager position on Whole Foods Store Development Team in the Seattle, WA area. It’s a move back to the work I was doing before coming on board with Whole Foods just over four years ago. I have to say it’s been a stressful year (my house is not completely un-packed; e.g. garage is full of storage boxes) with relocating my life across the country, but it’s also been a ton of fun and a growth period for me as well.
I like to be the best at what I do, and now approaching 46 years old, I also know there has to be balance where this is concerned. I have many interests in my life outside of my job, this blog being a major one. I’m also a working artist and a part-time student at Harvard. So balancing my schedule is tough and I’m even tougher (sometimes brutal) on myself when I don’t make personal deadlines or do as well as I think I should. Friends and Co-workers say to me routinely “I don’t know how you find the time to do everything you do”. I always joke “I’m not married and I don’t have kids,” so that’s how I find the time. But as I’m getting older, my priorities are shifting, which was part of why I moved to the Seattle area.