Next Friday is my last day at Vend. And to be honest, I’m kind of excited.

You might be wondering why I’m excited about leaving Vend. Surely, leaving a company with as good a reputation that Vend has, must suck.

And it does. Vend has talented people, great work perks, a work environment that empowers you, ownership of work and a JFDI (Just F***ing Do It) attitude. If you’re ever given the opportunity to work for Vend, I’d say go for it! You’ll learn so much, then look back and be amazed at how time has flown.

But I’m leaving Vend for Sweden. While many New Zealanders in their mid to late twenties leave New Zealand for London, I was determined to set sail for a different course.

I’ll be joining House of Test.

A few months ago, I wrote some blog posts on attending Let’s Test 2015. I said it before and I’ll say it again – it was an amazing conference. Other than the fact I met some passionate, intelligent people and attended some interesting sessions – it left an impression on me that I couldn’t shake off.

More importantly; House of Test left an impression on me that I couldn’t shake off.

So I approached them. The rest, they say, is history.

In the meantime, I’m feverishly studying Swedish every night for 1-2 hours.