This past week marked the end of a huge, important chapter in my life. After 3 fantastic years working at FreshBooks, I find myself moving on. Not just to a new employer – but to a whole new city, new country, and in some ways, a whole new life.
The story goes something like this. While wrapping up her PhD, my long-time partner was extended an amazing opportunity to work full-time as a researcher at Stanford University. We’d often discussed how fantastic it would be to live in another city for a few years, so it seemed like a perfect situation: a world-class university located right in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Needless to say, she took the gig, and I followed suit, which leads to my next announcement.
So, wow! Pretty crazy stuff. On one level, I’m certainly sad to leave Toronto, and all the friends and acquaintances I’ve made over the years. More so than I thought I would be, given the furious past few weeks of well wishing and goodbyes. But on the other hand, I’m really amped to touch down in San Francisco, and take up the adventure ahead. Wish me luck!
Update: Daniel at Disqus writes about my joining the team on the official blog.