Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Take care, NC!

Those of you who know me, know that my professional and personal lives have been nonexistent (or unfulfilling) for far too long. In 2001, I had my Applachian Trail thruhike to get my life moving forward, but the momentum I gained from that experience has faded. My more recent life adventures have been... less than productive. Let's call the last 2.5 years "rebuilding years" and leave it at that. So I'm moving. I need a change of scenery. By the end of next week, I'll be living in Camp Hill (Harrisburg area), PA. I grew up in State College, PA, so I don't imagine I will experience too much culture shock when I return to PA. I will be working at a vibrant and growing software/consulting company, where I believe I will enjoy getting up and going to work every morning. I'm excited about being in an environment where everyone knows what they are doing, and why they are doing it. Still, I'm going to miss North Carolina. I've been here for seven years, and I've grown quite a bit over those seven years. I've made wonderful friends, picked up a few new hobbies, and lost nothing more than some hair :-). I don't feel like I'm running away from my past... I feel like I running forward to new adventures... but North Carolina has become a part of me, and I'll miss that part of me when I leave. So long, North Carolina. Maybe our paths will cross again some day.