I feel like I have just begun a whole brand new life. I have a new son (well, I've had him for 7 months now, but for a human that's still pretty new). I have a new job. I have a new no-more-school! I even have new furniture in a new apartment (and I mean new - we're the first to live in it)!
I have to say, I really enjoy life here even more than I thought I would. When I accepted a job with Wal-Mart I knew it was the right thing to do, but it always felt like I was settling, like I was just taking this job until I started my "real career". But the benefits are pretty good, the challenges are unique, the atmosphere is great, and the opportunities for advancement and lateral placement are phenomenal. I'm really starting to feel like I could settle down with Wal-Mart. Actually, I could stick with Wal-Mart, retire at 55, and travel the world!
The point is, I'm really excited about everything! The only downer is the lack of improv here. I tried out this one new group in the area, but it's an hour drive to get there and all but one of the existing members are old enough to be one of my grand-parents. Of course, the age thing in and of itself wouldn't be so bad except that only one of them has any improv experience. So I figure that, as long as I'm planning on staying in the area for a while, I'll try to recruit some college kids from the University of Arkansas to do improv and (hopefully) end up helping establish a ComedySportz here.
So that's my "new life" in a nutshell! I just want to end with a shout-out to all my friends from BYU - you know who you are - and let you know that this is a great area with a lot of opportunity, so get down here already! :)