Crazy last minute move. I shipped off 6 boxes through Canada Post with all my possessions. Threw away so much stuff from my apartment and flew off the next morning to live and work in a whole new country.
The weather here is hot! But I’m enjoying it. I’ve got a sweet 2013 Nissan Altima S rental car for a month. I’ve stayed at 2 AirBnB places so far and have met amazing hosts. My first host Michelle was amazing! She had the cutest pets and provided good company even after my stay at her place. Everyone I’ve met in Austin has been so friendly and welcoming. I’m tempted to say they’re even nicer than Canadians (gasp)! The southern hospitality is true.
My first day at work was great too. I was given a cabinet full Apple gear which included a fully loaded 15″ MacBook Pro retina with 16GB of ram. It’s a sweet machine and paired with 2 huge Dell thunderbolt monitors. The people are friendly at Dell and the campus is huge and multicultural which makes it feel closer to back home in Toronto. I’ve been given a lot of responsibility regarding the direction of the product we’re building and I am truly excited to be working on it.
In the midsts of all this I’m trying to handle all my paperwork, get a new phone plan, get a car, get a car loan, get a more permanent place, get a SSN, get a bank account, and get accustomed to a new city. It’s all been overwhelming and a lot of things are dependent on my SSN which will take weeks to process.
Anyways that’s my quick update!