Because Apparently, I Start to Get Itchy When There’s No Turmoil In My Life

by Rachael on April 5, 2013 · 66 comments


Almost exactly a year ago, I packed all my worldly possessions and flew across the country (BTW, my favorite new flight search tool = flighthub. Get on it!), accompanied by a loudly protesting feline. We moved to a city I’d only ever spent a few hours in, to live with strangers I’d found on Craigslist, and start a new job at one of the world’s coolest companies. I had Twitter friends, and friends-of-friends, but essentially, I was on my own. (Well, except for that yowling cat.)

I’ve never been one to shy away from change; if anything, I search it out and crave it. If things aren’t changing, I feel like I’m stuck, or stagnant. Or the ultimate sin in my eyes – boring.

So, if you think about it, it actually makes perfect sense that I’ve decided to leave the security of corporate Americana for the scrappy, insanely busy lifestyle of a lean little startup.

Adobe has been an incredible ride. I’ve worked on social for some of the world’s biggest brands, while learning from brilliant teammates, colleagues and the world’s best manager. And best of all, we had a ton of fun while doing it. (God, I will miss our Skype chats full of videos of animals doing and wearing silly things they have no right to be doing or wearing. It’s incredible for team morale.)

But the opportunity presented to me is one I simply can’t pass up. The chance to lead my own community team and head up social for one of the nation’s most exciting companies; a business that’s not only part of the “share economy” I so love, but actively revolutionizing the transportation industry? Sign me up, please.

April 15th will be a very good day this year. A) Because my taxes are already done, and B) because that’s the day I’ll start my work as Sidecar‘s National Social Media Manager, where I’ll be focused on growing our amazing national rideshare community by leading a team of 8 community managers spread out across the nation, all charged with telling the SideCar story in their home city.


Dream job FTW.

So that’s me! What are your big life changes? I need to get back into the blogger-ly world – in the year that I’ve been here, I’ve focused solely on exploring the new (enchanting) city around me and developing my new relationships; I feel like it’s time to get back into e-world as well.

So *sips my wine* – what’s new with you??

Update: We’re hiring like crazy as we expand – check out the openings here and we could be coworkers (squeeee)!!!!