Every year at the SXSW conference in Austin, they invite 20 speakers to answer the same question in 2 minutes each. It’s called 20×2. Two years ago, Glenda Bautista gave her answer to the question, “What If?” Glenda grew up as a New Yorker, and when an opportunity arose for her to take a job in San Francisco with Technorati, she had to decide whether she could risk leaving everything she knew behind to start a new life in a new city on the other side of the country. Her short video is definitely worth a watch.
I also kind of like the song playing in the background. It’s called “Leaving Ohio” by Brandtson. The video also includes a great quote by Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”