How Silicon Valley Can Help You Get Unstuck

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At one time or another, many of us feel stuck: in the wrong job, the wrong relationship, the wrong city – the wrong life.

Christine Metzger felt that way. After a decade of working in education administration, she woke up one day and realized she wasn’t the person she wanted to be.

Christine found what seemed like just the change she needed: a new job at a boarding school in England. She quit her job, sold her belongings, and prepared to embark on her new life. “I was sleeping on an aerobed, and had my three suitcases next to me. I was right about to literally leave Hoboken and be on my way,” Christine says. “And I received a phone call from the folks in England saying, ‘We are really sorry, but we couldn’t get you a work visa.'”

Instead of heading to England to start her new life, Christine found herself unemployed. To read more from NPR, click here.