Things are good though. Nashville seems like a great city. Not too big, not too small. The only downside I can find is that the closest Best Buy is about 25 minutes away. I suppose I can survive.
The new apartment is pretty cool. It's a little older, but still very functional. Plenty of space for me and all of my junk ... and I do have a lot of junk. The movers were pretty surprised with the amount of crap I have amassed. I swear, it's all important. And the movers ... they left a few things back in DeKalb, but nothing I can't get from Flippen over Thanksgiving. But having movers is essential. I'd like to say I'd never move myself again, but I'm not that big time.
The new job is great. Everyone here is extremely nice and seems to be very organized. Not having someone in my position ... Director of Events/Facilities ... has allowed a few little things to slip through the cracks, but that gives me an opportunity to pick up the ball and run with it. I feel like I can really do some great things here, I just need to get through the adjustment period.
So in my boredom, which is my life, I watched the move "About Schmidt," last night. The movie is a bit dark, yet I did find myself laughing a good bit. The move is centered on a man who loses his job to retirement, his wife to death and his daughter to marriage, all within a short time frame. He spends the rest of the movie looking for some validation that his life was meaningful. I think there are so many people who hit that age and do the same thing. They want to know that their life made a difference for someone or something. As far as generation gaps go, I think my generation will have less of the worrying, less of the questioning of validation. Not to say we have become a selfish society, but I think we have become a more cautious society. We do not rush into things, like marriage or jobs, without making conscious decisions. Sure, there are times when I wonder if what I am doing is making a difference, but then I realize what I do makes me happy. Sad to say it people, but that is the most important thing. If I can be happy, and then make some differences here and there, then I will be validated. I will realize that I lived a full life. Making well thought out decisions is the key to happiness in life, isn't it?
Ah, what do I know. Anyway, it's good to be back updating this lovely web page. Hopefully I'll have my internet situation at home fixed, and I won't have to spend my lunch break typing.
Regardless, any and all of you now have a free place to crash in Nashville.