It’s done. I have decided to go to Korea. I will be moving to Korea in early August.
More for my benefit, I look back at the last 13 years in the US, and it has been quite a journey.
In 1994, August 16, I came to New York to start the Master of Architecture program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. After I got my degree, I stayed on to teach Fundamentals of Digital Design at Columbia, and started a full time job at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects.
In 1999 at the height of the Internet bubble, I jumped on the bandwagon and started at Cybersites, Inc. which built online communities. Cybersites was quite a ride, but it went the way of many startups and in just before 9/11, we moved to metro DC and I started at Forum One Communications based in Alexandria, VA, just outside Washington DC.
The last place I visited in before I left New York City was the Krispy Kreme at the World Trade Center to pick up donuts for my friends who were helping me move. On 9/11 I found myself driving to work on I-395 looking at the smoke rising from the Pentagon, which was a 10 minute drive from my office.
Working at Forum One has been one of the most pleasurable 6 years in my life. Forum One is a small consultancy that develops creative internet strategy for a mostly non-profit clientele. The work was deeply fulfilling and the people amazing to work with. I will miss it very much.
But now it’s time to turn the page. Another job, another continent, another blog.
Let’s see what happens.