Given that I'm an Aquarius, the wind bearer, I don't stay in one place too long,
and move where the "wind of opportunity" blows, and that's in Asia.
But first stop, heading from Boston to "the East" is San Francisco (it's actually cheaper to do a layover in San Francisco).
2018 I'm happy that I completed a lot of things:
I spent time living at home with my family;
caught up with childhood and long-time friends;
I travelled/explored: Germany, Finland, South Korea, and Canada;
I completed my spiritual journey, and now am a Jewish woman;
I learned a new language, Hebrew;
started my podcast, Entrepreneur In A Foreign Land;
and achieved moderate success with my startup, creating Yummy Blair character and new designs for my product line Yummy Blair Cosmetics;
I'm happy that I was able to accomplish so much while living in my small hometown over the course of 7 months.
And, happy that I got to live with my older sister in Boston for 7 weeks, in which I was able to explore the Boston startup community.
Exploring the Boston startup ecosystem was fun. I met a lot of entrepreneurs, interesting people, and got back into salsa dancing!
However, Boston is expensive, conservative, and quite a segregated and highly unequal city that I couldn't imagine myself living in for the long-term.
So, after months of planning my "come back" to Asia, I set some time aside to spend a few days in San Francisco before heading to Asia.
And here I am, in San Francisco!
Where most of the money is, i.e: Corporate Venture Capital, Venture Capital, Angel Investors, tech companies, startups, "unicorns," and concentration of innovation is located.
3 years ago, I was in San Francisco, but at a very different stage in my life as a founder.
I had the opportunity to explore "Silicon Valley" and went to the Google Campus, Facebook Campus, LinkedIn, meet people that work at these awesome spaces, and attended many startup events.
Today, my time in San Francisco, will not be spent on exploring tech spaces,
rather building relationships with entrepreneurs, and cultivating the relationships that I have with friends and fellow startup founds.
As always, thank you for reading!
And stay tuned for my next stop :)