Well folks, it's time for a brand new adventure. Next week, I'm moving to the Bay Area to be closer to family & see if this Silicon Valley business is all it's cracked up to be. While it's been an incredible last two years at Quick Left, I"m excited to announce that I'll be joining the team over at Origami (from the creators of Everyme) as their Head of Business Development.
If you're in Boulder this Thursday, the 18th, I'd love to say farewell. I'm planning a little shindig at Shine, 6:15ish - 9pm. More deets on that here.
Goodbyes and other sentiments that probably do not concern 99% of my readership (assuming there is such a thing)
For all the families who have taken me in as one of their own & all the friends who have become family - your love, kindness, and perpetually stocked refrigerators have made the last four years my most wonderful to date. Words can't express how much I'll miss all of you.
For everyone who has agreed to meet me for a cup of coffee, send an intro email, waved at me on Pearl St. or performed any of the other random acts of kindness abundant throughout the tech community - thank you. I'd like to think that I've come a long way from my first day at BOCC, scared to even say my name in front of a group of smiling strangers & I have all of you to thank for that.
And to you, Colorado, thank you for these last 4 years. You are, by far, the most wonderful state in the nation and while I'll be gone for a little while, I can't wait to come home again soon.
P.S. If you have any words of wisdom, music to accompany me on the 23 hour drive (9 of which are through the godforsaken state of Nevada), or friends in the Bay Area I should meet, I'd love to hear about them!
Matt Gist is a brilliant designer and product consultant living in Boulder, CO. We've been working together for the past year and along the way he’s taught me the art of an effective argument, the benefits behind forming sustainable habits & the value of play. When not snapping pictures of gorgeous cars, you can probably find him praying for snow or trying something tricksy on his mountain bike.Read More
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For a long time I've been anti-blogging. I worry that when I write something knowing that people will read it, I compromise my style and (occasionally) my honesty. Writing has always been such an intensely personal practice, that it's counterintuitive for me to put it out on the interwebs.
But enough of that.
Here I am.