03 Jul 2019
From Sea to Shining Sea
Happy Birthday, America, from the other side of the Pacific. Sending celebratory wishes to friends and colleagues all over the United States as I experience gratitude for our nation’s freedoms from Sydney, Australia.
Each day I spend in Australia, it’s hard not to see a mention of the United States in the papers as a key ally to Australia or how some tech advance from the US inspires invention here. On July 3, I had a meeting with a Sydney CEO who shared how he loved witnessing the entrepreneurial attitude of Americans during his 3-year stint in San Francisco.
Even though I will miss out on the red, white, and blue from the shining shores of a lake near my home in Minneapolis, my gratitude for all that the flag and our Constitution stands for is stronger than ever. Happy Independence Day.