I feel it is now time to share what I have been keeping quiet for the last couple weeks. I’m normally a very public person and normally don’t hold much back (except Rants and my Personal Personal Life(which I want to change)) but this was something I truly had to think about. Something that will change the course of my life for the next 8 months, dramatically.
Do I have your attention yet?
Back on the eve of my 20th birthday (August 10th) I received an email from a guy (who I consider a friend) I had met about a year earlier. He owns a company in Northern BC and does a lot of cool things, that I feel are right up my alley of interests. Well, this email was essentially a job offer. The job would be for 8 months and then after that time we would evaluate it. When I first read it, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited, there aren’t even words to describe it. I hadn’t made a decision right then and there, what I as more excited about was that fact that after working so hard to build something for myself I was finally seeing some recognition. I know that sounds like bragging, but I was proud of myself. Especially since school didn’t work out for me and I didn’t really know what I was doing with my life.
The excitement wore off though, and reality set in. I had to start weighing my options. Do I stay or do I go. As many know, I have a lot invested into “local” here and I was afraid that if I left I would lose it. This investment is more than a product or service, it is me, it is the community, it is my passion. So I have had a hard time trying to decide. What I can tell you though is that if I do take the job, the information and knowledge I will gain in the 8 months I’m there will only help what I have going here at home.
What I have so far.
No final decisions have been made, but this is the most likely scenario so far. When I get back from my road trip at the end of September, I will head back down to Northern BC. Unfortunately I will have to borrow some money to get settled (place to live, food, etc.) but after the first month I *should* be alright. I will still be in contact with everything that is happening back here at home, in fact nothing much should change. Although you will see less of me, and more of people helping while I’m away (let me know if you can help). I want to make it crystal clear that I do not want to abandon anything, I am still dedicated to what I have going on here and only think that what I will be doing while away will help me grow these projects down the road.
The people who know about this opportunity already tell me I would be stupid not to go. I hope everyone understands that although this may not seem like such a big deal, it is for me and has been difficult. So what do you think?