The secret’s out and the move is on. After the US Navy dropped me off in Jacksonville, Florida back in 1997, the Sunshine State has been my home. Now, forces of nature are pulling me away from the East Coast with whisperings of “Go West, young man!”
I’m going to miss the old gang of friends and the old job’s co-workers, but there are new opportunities opening to me and the timing is perfect. For the first time in my life, I’ll be a permanent resident of another time zone (one shared by my only brother who’ll still be over a thousand miles away) and it’ll no longer be cost effective to drive home to West Virginia for the holidays. But I couldn’t be more excited; by the first of next month, this April Fool will begin anew in the Lone Star state!