A recruiter calls and begins describing the “perfect” job: You’d run the department, have free creative reign, get to build your team, and you can work from home! It seems too good to be true… and that’s when she drops the bomb, “Oh, and it’s in Cleveland.” Ah.
So when life throws you the “perfect” job in the “not-so-perfect” city, what do you do? Please, do yourself a favor and do what I did: Bloom where you’re planted. This means to not only move there, but move with gusto! Make the city your own, and flourish.