Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goodbye's too good a word babe, so I'll just say 'Fare thee well'

I'm leaving Las Vegas.

Most would say, "Finally!"

I feel like I'm leaving too soon.

I'm picking up a U-Haul in about a half hour. I'll load it today, and head out of town tomorrow.

I'm starting a new phase of my career: A job that will allow me to focus solely on research.

It really is a good fit for me and what I hope to achieve.

I'm a little excited.

I'm a little nervous.

I'm also really, really sad.

I'll be closer to my parents and siblings.

I'll be closer to good flyfishing and mountain biking.

But I'll also be further from my kids.

I'm leaving behind some of the best friends a person could hope to have.

I'm leaving behind a girl I'd hoped someday to build a future with.

Those aren't easy things to give up. No matter how good the rest of it seems.

I know things will all work out for me. They always do, but it might take a while for things to feel "normal" again.

Wish me luck.


Inklings said...

I wish you luck! I know this is hard for you, but the family is so excited to have you back this close again. Wish your kids would move back, too!

AnoMALIE said...

Nooooooooo!!! :(
I'm gonna miss the hell out of you... even if I had taken a minute from the last time I saw you. Sadly, I thought you'd be here forever... I mean, you did go to the University of Never Leave Vegas.

I wish you all the luck and success, Minnow... and especially all the happiness in the world! Because an awesome dude like you deserves it.
:/ <-- that's me, compromising between a frown and a smile.

Lindsay Logic said...

I'm excited to have you closer to us! I get why you have very mixed emotions, though. Good luck!

Heff said...

Minnow won't be Native anymore !!

Good Luck.

Aberrent Centrarchid said...

Good luck Minnow. Hope things work out well.

Michele1L said...

Best of luck to you! “Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what is for the exciting prospect of what could be.”

Anonymous said...

i'm also glad you'll be closer though

Amber said...

good luck!! I'm sure it will be a good thing, and just maybe "absence will make the heart grow fonder" for that girl ;> The actual moving part sucks I know, so hopefully you get settled soon!

Boxer said...

Bon Voyage Native! There is rarely the perfect situation, but in this economy I'm really glad you found a job that you'll enjoy. But leaving behind friends/etc is NEVER easy and I'm sorry for that.

I have a feeling you will have nooooo problem creating another great life and as for Las Vegas? You'll be back to visit/etc.

Keep us posted.

The Chase Files said...

We're excited to have you hear! If you need anything let us know.

Mr. Giggles said...

I was excited to hear about the job, but to get one that allows you to spend that much time on research is AWESOME!

Wowsers said...

Best of luck!

vivalacrap said...

wow. Now I am depressed. Thanks a lot.

2 Dollar Productions said...

Wow. Minnow - best of luck and conratulations even though it sounds bittersweet from yr. post. Moving sucks always and leaving things and people (most especially) behind is never fun.

Good luck with all the changes and get back around Cyberspace when you can. Big changes, eh?

Kymical Reactions said...

Hi Minnow. Best of luck in your new endeavorers. I've faced quite a bit of change and uncertainty lately, and I keep reminding myself that things always have a way of working out. I say the same to you, as moving forward is the best way to go.

steph said...

wow, i am so sorry i have not been on your blog in a while -- this is huge. good luck, and i hope everything works out just as you hope.

positive thoughts your way...

daisy said...

Where are you going?!!!

Boxer said...

are you still trying to unpack your computer?

Lillie McSmith said...

WHAAAAAA? I have been away from the internets for too long. Are you still going to be in Nevada though? I hope you are moving into a whorehouse.