It’s true. Update your address books.

It’s never too late to make a change, right? Right. I was at the dentist’s office and picked up a Time magazine only to discover it featured Austin. It boasted that Austin was faring better than the average American city and, in some sectors, was actually avoiding the recession. Reading this article only bolstered my decision to move to Austin.

Initially, I was planning on getting my masters at the University of Texas. (Going back to school always seems like a lovely option when you’re looking for a job.) So, with a UT acceptance in hand, I loaded up my car and a friend’s truck and headed down to the Live-Music Capital. At the eleventh hour, with a renewed passion for design and faith in my abilities, I decided to forgo the degree and instead focus on the career I have already started building.

As the Austin skyline welcomes me, my future seems as big as this Texas sky.