What are your daily rituals?
At The Little House, a.k.a. The Hefti Household, we have settled into a steady rhythm, one which includes coffee, internet, running shoes, Google Maps (“So there’s this job opening in Raton, New Mexico…” “…where?”), and coding classes (Me: C#, Stéphane: Swift).
Oftentimes we are up early, perusing job postings, sharing research on a potential new town, calling colleagues, and sending out resumes.
I send Stéphane out into the world when I have job interviews (two so far) so that I can focus on not making a total ass of myself over the phone.
Over many conversations, we’ve come to realize what kind of place fits us best (small mountain town) and what kind of culture we enjoy most (outdoors- read: mountains for climbing, trails for running, much land for exploring and spreading out). Because of this, we know that we must be creative, patient, diligent, and persistent.
We know we may not end up in Montrose and we are exploring different options (creative).
We know it’s not going to happen overnight (patient).
Our search is daily, it includes networking and road trips and many questions asked (diligent).
We know we have to keep at it and if we do, something will present itself (persistent).
In between the cover letters, job interviews, area research, and coding classes, I still get out and get muddy on the trails.
And, for now, we wait…