It's not without some struggle.. we're leaving all family, our closest family once we move will be my Brother in Atlanta, Georgia. We'll have to tighten our belts for the next few years while she is doing research, teaching undergrad courses, and writing her dissertation.. but it won't be the first time we've gone through this. Law School was a good training program for this, and luckily our kids are still young enough for this to be a fun adventure and not an attack on their social lives.
I'm sad that I'm leaving this writing hot-bed in Utah.. I've never seen so many successful and aspiring authors in such a small geographical location, but that pales in comparison to my wife completing her long-held goal of getting her PhD. Plus, we've both wanted to give our kids an example of what is expected of them.. nothing less than a post-graduate education for all of them.
So.. in my remaining weeks here in the West, I plan to do all I can to soak in the atmosphere and support of the locals, and then I'm off to a new adventure, and much less disposable income for a little while.
At least it looks pretty there.
|That's the JMU campus, bottom center.|