We are currently living in Seattle and looking for a new place to live. We're looking for rentals at this point as our credit is still recovering from the foreclosure/bankruptcy a few years ago. While looking this weekend, so far, we have found 3 potential homes. One is locationally perfect in that we can stay at the same church/schools/jobs etc. Another is more of a commute, but has more space both inside and in the backyard. The third, is further away, but in a familiar neighborhood of the past...other end of town, great atmosphere, but would mean a LOT more driving if we kept job/schools the same.
We're considering them all, and while discussing them, I kept on slipping, and almost every time I said the word "important" I slipped and said "in Portland". Sure they sound a like, but maybe it is a sign? Maybe we should be looking there?
I am affiliated with a company planning to open an office from there, and I also lived there, sure it was in the 90's but I do still know at least a few folks there.
That got us thinking that if we're willing to look there, maybe Tacoma...so much potential!
I think that we will probably stay here at this point, chill a few years, and maybe when we're ready to buy we'll look further into that option. It would mean a lot more change, but hey, we're good at that!
I learned a cool lesson this week...yes I know it is only Wednesday, and yes I intend to learn more, but I have helped multiple people do things like:
Thing is...I go to Center for Spiritual Living, a church that is pretty non-denominational and we are in this multi-week series of proving god...this last week I was to ask a question...something I really want to know, and then to NOT ask ANYONE about it. To instead watch for "signs" that include things like:
So I'm at a "2" with the repeated signs that online marketing might be the answer to my question, which was about how best to serve the world and also to provide for my family. Not sure how I'll use this but I'll be watching for more signs this week...I just moved so I'm excited to have internet again which is what led to me writing about this.
Okay it took me a few months. I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about on this awesome new platform I was exposed to a few months ago. Now I've decided, I'm going to let my Techie Designer Mom self shine through here!!
See here is how I got that name...I went to college in NYC, big design school, so that's where the "Designer" part of it comes in...then soon after graduating, I had a baby, this was after a few years of freelancing and even promoting my stuff at a licensing trade show (wasn't ready!! expensive lesson!!) but yeah, anyway. Then I ended up facing the reality of SINGLE motherhood, no it's not a pity pot story. I realized that I was going to have to do everything anyway, so I decided that since that was the case? I was going to do it MY way. So I went back to Seattle, which is where I'd most recently lived prior to NYC.
The frantic "gotta find a job" feeling set in pretty fast and I landed at a SaaS startup that I absolutely fell in love with. I started in marketing, making calls to folks who had NOT signed up after their free trial and so learning a LOT about the product. That was followed by a meeting with an angel, er, I mean accountant who worked there who told me that I was not to accept ANY job that paid less than I think we calculated about $45k. From there I was hired into Tech Support and blah blah my techie self was born.
Now I'm married to an even more techie guy, and we have 3 kids all together. We alternate between wanting to keep our finger on the pulse of the start up scent, move to a farm, and traveling the world to live in exotic places, with the kids of course.
So here I am. Techie Designer Mom.