About a month ago, Sarah and I started a discussion. I’ve been in my current role with the Apple store for about 4 1/2 years. I love my job, I LOVE my company, and I love my co-workers. But one thing was lacking… Room for growth. I really don’t want to be a manager, I don’t want to be a lead genius, and I never thought that Sarah would be okay with moving out to California.
So, I asked her what she thought of the idea of moving to California. She responded with “I’ve always wanted to live in San Francisco, and as long as I’ve got Truett and you, I’ll be just fine.”
Well, needless to say I was quite surprised, but excited at the same time. Apple has some opportunities in KC, but not many, and with my skill set, they just didn’t seem to match up. With that said, I applied and sent in my resume to the recruiters. I got a response back from two different teams letting me know that they’d like to have some phone interviews. I had two phone interviews with two different teams. One team decided to go a different direction, which is okay, as the second interview didn’t go as well as I would have liked. But the other team liked me well enough that they wanted to bring me out to Cupertino (Apple’s HQ).
Sarah and I told our families, to which the response was quite positive. (although there are a few reservations on both sides – Who would be excited about the cutest kid in the world moving away from them?)
So here I am, sitting on a plane, typing this on my phone as I gaze down at the grand canyon. I miss my wife and my little man more than anything right now. (and I’ve only been away from them for about 4 hours) And I wouldn’t put them through this if I didn’t think that this could be an amazing career move for
me us. I want what’s best for my family.
So I guess besides the informative nature of this post, I would ask that you pray that we have wisdom to make the right decision, if we’re presented a choice.