As you all have probably noticed, I haven’t been very active on this blog for a couple weeks now. I have been tied up preparing for a big move that’s set to take place on September 1st. After some serious thought and several back-and-forth trips, my wife and I decided to leave the “Golden State” and move to Texas. This wasn’t an easy decision as we are leaving our family, friends and jobs behind, but it’s for the best.
I’ll still be involved in EMS, but not in the setting that I am now. I’m leaving my job at the large metropolitan ambulance service to work for a Children’s hospital part-time and a rural ambulance service part-time. I’m really excited about the change and I think I have a lot to gain from changing settings. I recently had the opportunity to meet the staff that I’ll be working with at both facilities and I am just blown away at how friendly and welcoming everybody is.
My wife and I plan on going back to school to further our careers in the health care field. This is one of the big reasons why we decided to make the move. The opportunities for higher education are much greater in the town that we are moving to than what we currently have here.
Like I mentioned before, leaving isn’t easy. We are going to miss all of our good friends and the family that live in California. We had a going-away party at one of my favorite “honky tonks” here in town, and it was an absolute blast. It was awesome to have the opportunity to get all of our friends together and just have a good time before we hit the road. Of course, it was also sad knowing that we will be 1500 miles away from these people soon and will only see them a few times a year.
The bar we hung out at was perfect. It has 2 stages, 2 dance floors, and cheap beer. There’s karaoke on one side, and a country band on the other. The only thing that could have made it better was a mechanical bull……
….and they pulled through!
So not only do I get to leave with the memories of my good friends gathering together, but I also get to take some back pain with me to remind me of being thrown off that bull 4 times.
As far as the blog goes, not much is changing. I still plan on actively writing once I get settled in. Until then, the posts may be a little scarce. I’ll be making a drive to Texas with my sister in a large rental truck, so stay tuned for pictures and stories of the road trip.
If any of you reside in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, hit me up!