Our feet firmly anchored in beach sand,
grains drain through the thin middle
and pile effortlessly
onto the base of the hour glass.
Drifting snow and swirling winds
replace high and low tides.
New adventure looms.
Yes, the time has come to spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, break the news, and whatever other idioms you may think of that mean “reveal a secret.”
Many of my five followers (thank you, “fave-five,” for that kindness) have witnessed the saga of the move to Southern California – the dream location for MLB and me – as well as my job search. The hunt for employment was a full-time job in itself.
Alas, after sending out some 200+ resumes to open positions matching my knowledge, skills, and background here in Southern California, it became apparent that this may not be where we were meant to be at this time.
As the great Doris Day sang:
Que Sera, Sera – Whatever Will Be, Will Be
And so it was, when a friend of mine – who shall remain nameless (it rhymes with Michael Foley) – suggested that I expand my search outside the state of California.
Nary a few days after that conversation, when an internet job board alert identified two jobs in my home state of Nebraska, I talked it over with MLB, and it appeared that all signs were pointing to where we hadn’t been in more than 14 years – the Midwest.
After making a trip to Nebraska (through a horrendous Wyoming snowstorm, on the way), going through the interview process, and conversing with my potential employer – a few short weeks later, I am back on the list of “employed.” [Well, I will be when I officially start there, after moving.]
So for now, we’re working with the moving company, getting things ready for temporary living in the foreseeable future, and preparing for a shift in mindset, and in weather.
We’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends that we haven’t been around for many, many years, including parents, siblings, adult children, and grandchildren.
It’s been an interesting process and as you all know, life doesn’t always happen as expected. But in the end, when it’s said and done, in so many situations, we gain way more from a new adventure than we ever thought possible.
So, after years of living elsewhere, my wife and I find ourselves moving back to the state where we met so long ago.
I’m very much looking forward to getting the move behind us, starting an exciting new job, and having much of the dust settle. At that point, I can ease into a routine that includes getting back to writing and interacting.
Anyone else in transition out there?