(It’s Personal.)

I have quit my job, and I’m moving to Mumbai for at least six months.

In the future, I’m sure I’ll spend more time talking about the project that has captured my imagination and compelled me to do this. There are also a number of other factors that have pulled (& pushed..) me towards this decision. It has been a whiplash of a year, politically, financially, and in a hundred other ways.

I have been grappling with this decision to move forward with this project abroad for a while. This project has been at the back of my mind all year, and I think it seeps into my writing here. One common theme on the blog this year was about comfort and complacency, and my own life script. There is another theme that shows up particularly in some [unfortunately] unfinished posts, about wicked problems and inadequate equilibria.

A broader through-line on this blog has been about thinking more broadly about institutions and alternate technology trees. I went to Mumbai last April to dip my toe in the water and to see my options. I’m now excited to jump into a new environment and have my maps and ideas thoroughly invalidated.