I sold or stored everything I owned back in 2013, got a one-way ticket to Lisbon, and backpacked around Europe and Middle East for 5 months. Riding the high from the journey, I moved straight to New York instead of going back to LA where I used to live. Now I scoff and shake my head at tourists and pretend I belong here.
I’m a user experience designer by trade, working at a seemingly popular startup. I’m continuously surprised by random people being more excited about my job than me.