In my last few days in San Francisco, I've been dedicating most of my time to meeting up with all the amazing people I've met through years of living in California.
Last night, some friends and I went to an awesome Michelin-starred Italian restaurant and stuffed our faces with delicious pastas, pizza, and dessert.
Living in San Francisco has given my life unprecedented access to the most incredible food on the planet (there are 54 different Michelin-starred restaurants nearby).
Anyway, not a lot of my day was dedicated to technology like it normally is. I like to keep a healthy work-life balance, but being the #ProudGeek that I am, I usually read 6-10 articles a day on technology-related things.
That being said, my good friend that joined us at the Italian restaurant currently works at Apple. He even recommended me for employment on the internal employee-referral program.
I've got to be honest — getting that email from Apple felt like a major life achievement and working for them has been a long-time dream of mine.
But the timing of my move threw all sorts of things into The Abyss Of The Unknown.®
I feel like I'm at this precipice in The Great Game of Life. In one sense, I have this massive adventure (that I probably have yet to fully grasp) ahead of me. On the other hand, this chapter of my life is closing sooner than I would like.
All of my friends and the incredibly talented developers and designers that I've met here have truly helped to shape me into the man I wanted to become.
For that, I will be forever grateful. As the song goes, I left my heart in San Francisco.