Or is life throwing EVERYONE curveballs right now? I’ve friends getting married, some getting divorced, some are ill, and many are moving.
I’m in the last category. I’ve been living the last 12 years in sunny Silicon Valley. San Jose to be specific. It’s a lovely place. Great weather, good food, interesting and diverse people, access to another dozen interesting cities within an hour… It’s also soul suckingly expensive. Home prices here are 200% or more of the national average, and frankly like so many other people, I can’t really afford mine anymore. When I was working in tech it was fine, but all those jobs have gone over seas, and the competition here for what’s left is simply too fierce to try to get back into it. Instead I’ve beeen working for my family, and frankly it’s just not cutting it. So it’s time to get going.
So I’m packing up to move. Keeping only the staples out I need to do the commission here or there, but I’ve boxed up my collection of terrain and models, along with all the materials that go with them and I filled the bed of a pickup truck and took it to storage. I can only shake my head in disbelief at how much crap I’ve managed to hang on to.
Any one else facing some serious strain?