I have been overwhelmed with the amount of support and love that I have received from my family and friends in these last two weeks since I accepted this position with HOPE International. All at once it makes it both harder and easier to go. I am counting on my family and friends to work together with me to maintain relationships and technology helps make that happen.
I just had a wonderful weekend with my brother Colin and his girlfriend Greta, as well as one of my best friends Ryan Ethington. Together with another great friend and coworker Travis, we cruised around San Diego from top (Mount Soledad) to bottom (La Jolla Children’s Pool) and several places in between. What a beautiful almost idyllic place that I have lived in for many years now. I’ve really only moved once in my life, from Arizona to here and this is another hard move. I’m leaving here for awhile but I can never turn my back on this incredible place or on my family and friends.
I’ve sold most things now and I’m making plans to deliver the furniture to friends and the odds & ends to a thrift store next week. It is amazing and odd to sell all the things I have accumulated, but it’s also a freeing feeling.
I am going to Florida this week to watch Jason get his wings in the Marine Corps. I am proud of my brother for his accomplishments. I think it’s really cool that he flies big machines. I look forward to seeing family there and celebrating the occasion together.
There will be a few parties once I get back. Julie Geraths is hosting a party for friends at her house on Sunday the 25th. My boss Phyllis is hosting a reception for coworkers on my last day at PLNU. I’m working with my coworkers to plan a celebration for my current and former employees to be held on March 2nd. My roommate Aaron and Tiana Reinhardt as well as the Gates and Bulgriens are hosting a church farewell on March 3rd. I’ll be going to lunch with friends after church on the 5th just before I get on an airplane at Lindbergh Field to begin this new chapter.
If you are interested in joining in on any of these festivities just let me know and I will hook you up with the details.