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Explore. Dream. Discover.

“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.” - Mark Twain

(Photo taken in San Francisco 2007)

Stay tuned in the next couple of days for a major update on where my life is headed next.

This includes my contract finishing up with SiG at the end of June; traveling to Washington DC for a keynote speech and then off to New York City for a mini high school reunion in July; followed by one, possibly two, road trips across Canada (and yes, I’m talking about going all the way from Halifax to Vancouver) for a couple of weeks, before spending some time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains with la familia, planning my next move.

And for those of you reading between the lines, yes, after 8 amazing years of studying, living and working in Waterloo, I am happy to say that I will be leaving this beautiful city come beginning of July, perhaps to return at some point in the distant future, who knows?

For now, exciting times ahead filled with a lot of uncertainty and yet, I have a certain sense of comfort that everything will be ok.

I just know it will.

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  • http://twitter.com/renjie renjie

    Explore. Dream. Discover. http://bit.ly/aqAHbH After 8 amazing yrs in #Waterloo #KW, time to say goodbye come beginning of July
    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  • http://www.wi-ski.com/ Mark Framness

    It is amazing how some people have no idea what you are going to do. I remember in 8th grade we took a trip to a amusement park just across the WI state line in IL. One of my classmates informed me that was the first time he had been outside of WI.

    Get this wanderlust out of your system before you start getting kids and mortgages! Seems like I was about your age when I set out for Al-Ain!

    Also know if you ever need a place to stay in Wisconsin our is open to you!

  • http://www.wi-ski.com/ Mark Framness

    It is amazing how some people have no idea what you are going to do. I remember in 8th grade we took a trip to a amusement park just across the WI state line in IL. One of my classmates informed me that was the first time he had been outside of WI.

    Get this wanderlust out of your system before you start getting kids and mortgages! Seems like I was about your age when I set out for Al-Ain!

    Also know if you ever need a place to stay in Wisconsin our is open to you!

  • http://www.inspiredpractice.com Kristle

    Renjie – I am so excited for you! What an amazing adventure you will be embarking on. I hope you will document and share it as you go. Be sure to stop in Winnipeg – I’ll hook you up with some locals (and/or will hopefully be around to play tour guide). As for what lies ahead professionally – the world is your oyster. Embrace it! :-) See you in t-dot on the 19th.

  • http://www.inspiredpractice.com Kristle

    Renjie – I am so excited for you! What an amazing adventure you will be embarking on. I hope you will document and share it as you go. Be sure to stop in Winnipeg – I’ll hook you up with some locals (and/or will hopefully be around to play tour guide). As for what lies ahead professionally – the world is your oyster. Embrace it! :-) See you in t-dot on the 19th.

  • http://Keithmarshall.ca Keith

    Renjie
    I don’t know you that well but I know you’re a good one. Happy trails.
    Keith

  • http://Keithmarshall.ca Keith

    Renjie
    I don’t know you that well but I know you’re a good one. Happy trails.
    Keith

  • http://reemahkhalid.wordpress.com/ Reemah Khalid

    Hi Renjie,

    Excited to hear that you will be starting a new chapter soon. Thank you for all of your contributions to the region. Wish you all the best!

    Cheers,
    Reemah

  • http://reemahkhalid.wordpress.com/ Reemah Khalid

    Hi Renjie,

    Excited to hear that you will be starting a new chapter soon. Thank you for all of your contributions to the region. Wish you all the best!

    Cheers,
    Reemah

  • Kevin Thomason

    Renjie!

    This is awesome news! You’ll certainly be missed here in Waterloo. I’ve just returned this week from the past two months in Asia and the Middle East – it is an exciting and rapidly changing world out there so go explore it. A road trip across Canada sounds like an amazing start and next chapter to life!

    Keep in touch and have fun!
    Kevin.

    P.S. Don’t forget about TEDxWaterloo 2011! It’ll be a great reason to come back here to Waterloo in the depths of winter!

  • Kevin Thomason

    Renjie!

    This is awesome news! You’ll certainly be missed here in Waterloo. I’ve just returned this week from the past two months in Asia and the Middle East – it is an exciting and rapidly changing world out there so go explore it. A road trip across Canada sounds like an amazing start and next chapter to life!

    Keep in touch and have fun!
    Kevin.

    P.S. Don’t forget about TEDxWaterloo 2011! It’ll be a great reason to come back here to Waterloo in the depths of winter!

  • renjie

    @Mark – Thanks for the kind words and advice, definitely looking to get the wanderlust out of my system while Im still young. Thanks for the open invite to stay at your place in WI, I may take you up on that offer one of these days!

    @Kristle – Thanks, definitely excited for the adventure! As it turns out, I will definitely be driving through Winnipeg on my way to BC. Will get in touch with you soon and work out details/dates, see you at the YSEC summer bbq on the 19th!

    @Keith – Thanks, appreciate the wishes!

    @Reemah – Right back at you, you’re doing some amazing things in Waterloo Region as well, keep it up!

    @Kevin – Hope your trip to Asia and the Middle East was fun, sounds like you had a great time! And as for TEDxWaterloo 2011, we’ve already begun very preliminary discussions around the event next year, building on the success of TEDxWaterloo back in February. Ive decided that Im still going to be a part of it, will keep you posted once we begin to ramp things up!

  • renjie

    @Mark – Thanks for the kind words and advice, definitely looking to get the wanderlust out of my system while Im still young. Thanks for the open invite to stay at your place in WI, I may take you up on that offer one of these days!

    @Kristle – Thanks, definitely excited for the adventure! As it turns out, I will definitely be driving through Winnipeg on my way to BC. Will get in touch with you soon and work out details/dates, see you at the YSEC summer bbq on the 19th!

    @Keith – Thanks, appreciate the wishes!

    @Reemah – Right back at you, you’re doing some amazing things in Waterloo Region as well, keep it up!

    @Kevin – Hope your trip to Asia and the Middle East was fun, sounds like you had a great time! And as for TEDxWaterloo 2011, we’ve already begun very preliminary discussions around the event next year, building on the success of TEDxWaterloo back in February. Ive decided that Im still going to be a part of it, will keep you posted once we begin to ramp things up!

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