Hi I’m Ivy!

Thanks for visiting! 

I am currently wandering the world, creating new projects and helping out startups to stay alive, and learning and discovering new things I care about. 

There wouldn’t be a Chapter Two without Chapter One. I spent 3 years working in tech in San Francisco, most recently at Wish. I wrote articles on my experiences and helped people get jobs. Check out that section for more on careers and life posts.

Chapter Two is an evolving blog as I document how I have decided to live out the next phase of my life. My boyfriend, Owen, and I are starting in New Zealand to travel and work on our own terms and schedules, leaving a “job” or location whenever we choose, and allowing curiosity to lead the way in our careers, personal lives, and wanderlust.

The first time, I packed up my bags without a job and headed to San Francisco, the land of tech, entrepreneurship, and startup dreams. I slept on a friend’s couch and job hunted, and when I was laid off twice in a year, I gritted my teeth and kept going. It was the first conscious decision that I ever made to truly change the trajectory of my life. It was also the first time I ever sculpted my entire life, chose my career, friends, hobbies, and built the lifestyle I wanted. After graduation was a time that we ask ourselves, “If you could do anything, what would you do?” Few dare to pursue it full force, but I think I did.

Chapter Two is the second time I’m asking myself, “You could do anything anywhere, with all the time you need, so what will you do?” Well, I’m on this journey to find out.

Follow along on what I discover with monthly updates!