It’s that time again.
It’s been a little over a year since I moved back to Dallas, so all my junk is getting restless, yearning to move halfway across the country in hopes of getting lost or damaged along the way. Apparently that is preferable to living with me.
Actually, it’s because I’m engaged, and my fiancée lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. We agreed that it would be easier on us if we lived near one of our families. Hers lives in the Bay Area, and mine live in east Tennessee. Since we are both in the software industry, and there isn’t much of that in Tennessee, we agreed that I would move to the Bay Area.
I suspect I was set up, although I have to admit I was a willing participant.
The truth is, I’m really just sick of moving. I grew up and spent most of my life in various parts of east Tennessee. I moved to Dallas for three years, then to San Francisco for two, then back to Dallas for a year, and now I’m in the process of moving back to the Bay Area. It was after the first move to San Francisco that I decided I was through moving, although that resolve has apparently had very little impact on my life.
The problem is, I don’t particular care for California, especially the Bay Area. Yeah, I know, that makes me scum of the earth. It is just far too expensive and crowded for my taste. I know that it has positive points, such as being beautiful and having a diverse community, but there are places that have those perks sans the high price. I just can’t think of any right now.
It’s not that I’m all that attached to Dallas, although I do have friends here that I will miss. I just want to find a reasonable place to live, and stop moving. I think having unreachable goals really stretch me as a person.
On the plus side, I’ll be opening up the San Francisco “office” for Order N Development, my company. My partners will still be in the Dallas area, so if you’re looking for local Dallas developers, Order N still offers that. We’ll just also be offering local contracting for clients in the Bay Area now.
Anyway, the decision has already been made and I’ll be moving in March. I’ll be out in the Bay Area next month looking for apartments in the East Bay. So if you see some dorky guy with a southern accent walking around looking at apartments, please be nice; I only bite yankees, not hippies.