Be Good Not Bad by Brian Warren

9 March 2012

Xanadu

Somewhere over the midwest (I think)

From my recent Basecamp post to the Happy Cog team:

Wow, this is harder to write than I thought it would be.

By now many of you know that this June, I’ll be packing up the family moving to Seattle, Washington. This was not an easy decision for us to make as a family. After all, I love my job at Happy Cog. It’s been the most fun, challenging, and exciting job I’ve ever had. But our kids are growing, and we’d love for them to do that near some of their extended family. Neither they, nor their grandparents, are getting any younger, so now is the time.

Seattle’s a lovely city, and with the abundance of family we have there, it’s a good fit for us. I’ll be working with the small, extremely bright team at Onehub, in the role of Lead Designer, right in the heart of Pioneer Square in Seattle.

I’m not leaving today, I’m still around for three months, so I look forward to many happy hours, and there’s lots of good work to do before June.

What followed was one of the most heartwarming Basecamp comment threads filled with animated GIFs I’ve ever read. I actually got choked up.

This next chapter of life is about to happen. It’s bittersweet, exciting, and a bit terrifying. I’ll miss Philadelphia. Its people, food, and personality won me over in spades. Now I’m looking forward to making my mark on Seattle, too.

This will be crazy and fun. It always is.