In December I mentioned that there were decisions that I had to make regarding a position out of state...a job. Well, I did decide to take the job and have moved to another state and am currently living in an 800 SF apartment awaiting the start of the job. Although I have a bit of apprehension about how this is all going to play out, I feel that this move could turn into something great; time will tell.
There have also been a few other changes in my life, good and bad, but I guess they were all part of some master plan; not entirely mine! This past December 23rd I got engaged to a woman that I have known for about a year and a half. We haven't set any dates since there will be a lot to do before we can actually get married; she has a child that is on the cusp of fleeing the nest and we feel it better to let that happen first (among other reasons for waiting). That was the good. The corresponding bad was the loss of my sister at the end of January. It was a sudden death that was completely unexpected and still hasn't completely sunken in. She was a young, beautiful, intelligent woman and her passing was indeed a tragedy. We had drifted apart over the years and the last time I got to see her was when Mary died; no matter, it still stings.