Photo of the Tennessee river in Chattanooga Bill Gillam 2015

I’ve been busy and not doing too much with my blog (or twitter for that matter) the last couple months. The reason is I’ve been dealing with a whole lot of change in my life. To sum it up quickly- I’m moving to Chattanooga Tennessee. I’ll be working for a construction company in Chattanooga, doing very similar work to what I’ve been doing in the Pacific Northwest over the last 25 years.

This all went down rather quickly over the last 2 months. I listed the house for sale, sold it within 2 weeks, purchased a home in Chattanooga and I’ll be moving by the end of April. It’s slightly overwhelming dealing with so much change in a short amount of time, I’m still sort of numb the way this has all come together.

I’ll miss Snohomish County, having lived here my entire life. Leaving my friends and family will be tough, but I’m ready for a big change in my life, and this is going to be that change. A new challenge in a new part of the country, lots of opportunity to explore and experience a new lifestyle.

I hope I can find a form of public service to participate in when I get down to Tennessee, I’ve been a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, part time Firefighter/EMT and finally a Fire Commissioner here in Snohomish County over the last 25 years. I have no idea what opportunities exist there but certainly plan on looking into it after I get settled in.

I’ll be more active on this blog during this move and will share my experience of what it’s like to move from the Pacific Northwest to Tennessee over the next few months.

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