Ten years ago this summer I moved to New York City.
It was a different world then. I was a different person then. In the years since that move I created my own comic book series, had two screenplays produced, worked on two TV series, wrote and published my first novel, and became a father.
Growing up I moved a lot. My dad worked in the oil business and by the time I was 10 years old I’d lived in 8 different cities. Before NYC the longest place I lived without interruption was Toronto, from 1992-2005. I’ve been pretty comfortable in New York and, for a time anyway, felt it was going to be where I’d spend the rest of my life.
Well guess what? My time in New York is coming to an end. Beginning in April, I’ll be making my home … here
Why Boston? It’s all because of my wife, who has just accepted a job at a place you may have heard of called Harvard University. As the self-employed writer in the family I’ll be the first to admit it’s her steady income that keeps the ship afloat – we need to go where the work is, and the opportunity with Harvard was too good a one to pass up. This new job represents a big step up for all three of us (the third person in the equation being the primary focus these days).
I’ll miss New York, obviously, but I’m looking forward to the change in scenery, climate, and culture. I’m looking forward to exploring a new city with my wife and son.
So, things are going to be a little quiet on the work-front as we prepare to move. And even after we do move, things’ll be unsettled as we unpack and acquaint ourselves with a new city. I’m a kind of lazy blogger so this will come as little surprise but I should hopefully be back online and back to semi-regular updates after the April.
See you on the other side …