Flexibility in Where We Live and How We Work

As we continue to learn more about our Change Matrix team, we learned that our life journeys have taken us to live in many states, First Nations, and countries. This is probably why we feel comfortable and flexible in the adaptive work that we do.

Read on to see where CM team members have lived and how many times we’ve moved. Maybe we have unknowingly crossed paths in the past!

Alina has lived in 5 states (MA, MO, FL, AK, CO), 11 cities and one “town” that had a higher population of moose than people, for a total of 12 moves.

Elizabeth has lived all of my life in the US and have moved 27 times.  I have lived in NC, CO, CA (multiple times and places), WA (same), NC (again) VT, MD, CT (1st time), CA (again), IN and CT (again and hopefully for a while).  I still say I am from the Pac NW.

Jennifer has lived in 2 countries (United States and Korea) within 3 states ( OH, SC, NV) for a total of 20 moves.

London has lived in 2 countries (United States and Ecuador). In the US, I have lived in 7 states (IL, ND, SD, WI, MN, OR, WA), including 8 cities (populations over 100,000), 1 large town (population of around 20,000) and 3 small towns (populations of less than 6,500). In Ecuador, 3 provinces, including 1 city and 2 small towns.

Naomi has lived in 3 countries (United States, England, Nicaragua) and has moved a total of about 20 times. Housing has included a house with a dirt floor and a cargo kayak with tents pitched on various Alaskan islets for 5 weeks. In the U.S. I’ve lived in NY (my childhood home and various college moves), NJ, PA, D.C., MD, VA, NC (a few times), FL, and have “lived” for 1-3 months in MS, AK, and ME (several times).

Rachele has lived in 2 countries (Philippines, United States); 9 cities in 5 states (MI, CA, CO, back to CA, MD, TX, and back to CO) for a total of 19 moves.

Sandra has moved 20 times and lived in TX, RI, MA, DC, and CO.

Shannon has lived in the United States, Canada, Fort William First Nation, Gull Bay First Nation and Grand Portage First Nation, within the State of Minnesota, the State of Iowa and the Province of Ontario. Though I have had many moves, all were within the original boundaries of the Lake Superior Ojibwe, except one. I moved so many times that family and friends suggested I just buy a moving van and live out of that… I built a vardoo wagon instead. I don’t’ move it far right now I just have the option.

Suganya has lived in 5 countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Japan, United States and also lived and worked briefly in Nicaragua. Within the US, I have lived in 8 states: WA, OR, NV, MN, MA, NJ, NY and DC. The number of homes I’ve moved are too numerous to enumerate except to say that at one point my family moved 11 houses in the same town.

Contributed by: Change Matrix Team