Fall time in Ohio... We are looking forward to that again!
It's been 6 years since I moved to Colorado. I've seen a lot of great things in Colorado and had a lot of great experiences, both in my personal life and professional life. It was in Colorado that I decided to switch careers from support to engineering and it was one of the best decisions in my life.
Covid really changed things in the software engineering/ computer science field. Many of us were already allowed to work remotely, but it was not wide-spread yet. We jumped 5-10 years easily when it comes to companies supporting work from home or wfh-on-site hybrid positions for engineers. This allows many of us to move to areas that are not known as tech-hubs, maybe to be closer to family or maybe just to enjoy a less hectic life style.
In our case, my wife and I wanted our daughter to grow up with her cousins and family in Ohio. We sold our house in Colorado and decided it was time to buy a house back home in Ohio. It was something we had considered many times in the past but could never pull the trigger... The main reason we waited was the market in Denver/ Boulder, Colorado was booming for technology, however being able to work full time remote was enough of a push for us to make the move happen.
We bought a house with acreage in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio and we sit about 1 hour away from both Cincinnati and Columbus. We're supposed to close next week and the whole family is excited! This post was mostly informational as my geolocation has changed, and while not technically a professional-related blog post, it was big enough of a life change for me to mention it on my site.
Thanks for reading!
- Travis W