Saturday, March 21, 2015

Build your world.

"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." -William Gibson.



Three months ago, I left my job. My “big” west coast tech company job. I started to feel like I was getting further and further away from my dream and that scared me. I was tired. Tired of the company and the culture it fostered. Against family and friend’s persistent advice, I left without another job lined up.



I wanted to travel, I wanted to spend some time detached and thinking about my next move and I wanted to see family and friends. I needed to see family and friends. It was an incredible month. I visited San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, Ann Arbor and finally, home. Oh man, was it good to be home…



My mini hiatus ends…I head back to Seattle with a choice: Move forward or else. I remember my first morning back, feeling a pit in my stomach, thinking, “Ok, this is it. Its time to make something happen.” I started creatively applying to companies, trying to get in the door, trying to get an interview. Simultaneously, I started working through this thought: Why are some businesses so far behind with technology and operations and how do they survive?



Both moved slow, but forward nonetheless. I received a few interviews and the thought turned into a project that I called On To Space. I realized that many businesses across the country need help migrating parts of their business online and using technology tools and platforms but just don’t know where to go or what to ask. I plan to use On To Space to help those businesses, those people. My goal is to open my lines of communication and welcome businesses to reach out to start the conversation about questions and problems, big and small. Through this project, I have really started to believe that most the solutions are out there; they just need to be presented more efficiently.



I am excited for whatever comes next. I am just a Midwestern kid from Youngstown, OH trying to figure it out. I’d love to hear your story and welcome any advice on my situation and project.



This is an incredible community and I am proud to be a part of it.



All the best.

Chris Daprile
personal: cdaprile2[AT]gmail.com
work: c2[AT]onto.space

P.S. Nothing is accomplished alone. Thx crozzzzzman, VQ, BE, and AR.

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