Chasing the Dream

I realized that if I was ever going to come out of my depression, I needed to get real work. Also, more pressingly, I had nearly burned through my entire savings account while waiting for inspiration to hit.

I read a newspaper article about young people who move to SF for money-making start-up jobs. I began looking for a start-up gig of my own.

I told everyone before they even asked that working in tech had been my dream all along. In truth, my only knowledge of Internet culture was based on what I saw in 40 Days and 40 Nights in high school.

Our pal Rebecca Pederson has a lovely essay up at The Bold Italic, an online magazine based in San Francisco. It’s about making career goals in college, discovering that things don’t go exactly as planned after you graduate, and then figuring out what to do about it next. We’ve been there!

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