Quick Update

So a quick update, I’m leaving Boise. At least temporarily.

As previously noted, the job search has been more of a dead-end here than I thought. And while I’ve tried to be patient, it’s wearing thin. Meanwhile, I’ve got a phone interview with a company in Arizona on Tuesday and traction on some other applications that I’ve put into cities other than Boise.

I’ll continue to put in applications in various cities, but the waiting around without anything to do has worn me down. So what am I going to do instead?

First, I’m going to Lake Tahoe again. I loved it there, and if there’s a potential that I’ll be thousands of miles away again, I’d like to see it again. After that, I’ll probably go to Yosemite because I didn’t make it there on my trip before, and then maybe to the coast again. Not totally sure. But I’ll round out going to the Hoover Dam since I passed that up last time too. And I’ll end by rolling through Sedona again, and most likely finish in Tucson. That’s where my interview is anyway.

If I’m going to end up back home anyway, I might as well see and do some stuff and be warm. Till then…

Next Steps

A short update in the aftermath of my trip.

It’s been roughly a month since I came back to Louisville from the road. And it was a much-needed break after a month of constantly driving, sleeping in my car and showering in gym showers. Not nearly as neat and glamorous as one would have assumed pre-trip.

Anyway, after thinking a lot about it, I’ve decided to move to Boise, Idaho. It may seem off the course of what most people assume the “west” is, but to me, it’s exactly what I wanted in terms of city size, beautiful scenery, near the mountains, affordable, and people that I could see myself connecting with. It’s also kind of near everything out west. Beaches, National Parks galore, and some of the biggest cities in the country are all within a half-a-day drive.

I’ve acknowledged several times that I think I’ll end up moving more in my life, but for now, this is where I’ll set up a home base. I’ll be heading out after the holidays and starting the new year fresh in a different timezone.

Thanks to everyone who read my adventure, asked about it, or just listened to me when I was making decisions. It really means a lot to me that people cared enough about it to be invested, and I can’t wait to create more adventures for myself.


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