An experiment in independence
Jun 14, 2006

This blog is my official chronicle of the process of quitting my job, moving across the country (from San Francisco to Boston), moving in with my girlfriend, and going into business for myself all at once. I like to think of it as a social experiment in exactly how far I can pursue success along a path entirely of my own choosing. I'd been dissatisfied with my job for a number of reasons, but the one that always seemed the most significant to me was the simple reality of working in the corporate world. I'd wake up at the same time every day, put on the same clothes, drive to the same BART station, take the same train to the same station, walk into the same building, sit at the same desk and do the same thing, 9+ hours a day, 5 days a week. After a year and a half I decided that enough was enough. The obvious solution to my problem: self-employment. Yes it will be a lot of hard work, yes there's a good chance I'll fail, yes even if I don't fail I still might barely be scraping by for a long time, but all that will be in the context of me doing the work I want to do on my terms and no one else's. This is an experiment. An experiment in exploration. An experiment in starting over. An experiment in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is an experiment in independence.
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