We’ve been in Silicon Valley now for almost a full week — we arrived mid-afternoon last Friday, and I’m simultaneously panicked, floored, and surprised that we’ve been here this long. On the one hand, it’s hard to believe that so recently we were living out of a car, bouncing from town to town across the country. On the other hand, it feels like we’ve already done so much, but there is still so much left to do.
I don’t know. I think I want to make something of it, you know, “hooray we’ve survived a week, that means we’ll be able to make it here!” but a good part of me knows that the struggle is really only just beginning. I’ve done a good number of job applications, and I already have one interview tomorrow. But that’s only the beginning. I have to get through the interviews, get more interviews, survive the “code challenge” gauntlets, and so on.
It’s happening. I mean, slowly and surely, day by day. Each day that you get to greet the morning and enjoy the evening — that is a good day.
Rarr! Victory is mine!