In February 2014 I got a job offer in Indianapolis, Indiana (my hometown) while living in Tampa, Florida. Being a plane ride away from family had started to wear on me. I strongly disliked my job and I got a phone call one day in January that held an opportunity for my next season. After a series of conversations, Skype interviews and later being flown in for a final interview, I accepted the job and would be moving from Tampa, Florida back to Indianapolis.
The day I put in the two week notice, I went to Busch Gardens. And I went every day after that for two weeks. Myself and a dear friend would meet after work at Busch Gardens and race through the park, riding as many roller coasters as we could for the remaining hour of park time. That was probably the best decision I made.
Leaving Tampa was hard. I had a great community despite the natural transient status of Florida and many people coming and going during the three years I called that city home. I cried a lot. I was excited and terrified. I was afraid I was turning the page to the wrong chapter of my life. Tampa had been exactly what I had needed in that season of life.
Looking back, Indiana was the right chapter. I learned more than I ever thought possible in these last five years. I cried more than I ever thought possible in the last five years. And the last year has made the move, the tears and everything else in between totally and completely worth it.
Because I have talented and sweet friends, I have a little video to remind me of this adventure and I’d love to share that little nugget of joy with you.
Happiness in a x minute video, right? Florida was an epic adventure and a life changing adventure for me. Never would have thought…