Now, nearly 6 months later I finally am taking a moment to reflect and write about the transition. One of the last things I told the students of Wyndmere was to never be afraid to take chances. Don't let fear prevent you from trying something new. At the time, I wasn't sure if I was even convincing myself. But as I look back on it, I realize that I was right. Yes, the last half a year has been scary as we have went through so much change. My wife and I both changed jobs, we left a house we had made our home and built a new house, lived out of suitcases for extended periods of time, and tried to make this all normal for our 3 little boys.
Scary...yes, but it has been exciting as well. We are both settling in to our new jobs and are encountering great people. I think what this is teaching us is that great people can be found everywhere you go. Our friends and colleagues here are not better, not worse...just different. The Holdingford community has welcomed us with open arms and we are very excited to continue with this new chapter in our lives. The students and staff at my new school have been amazing to work with and it has allowed this transition to go very smooth. I am excited about my family's future here as Huskers (I guess Aileen is a Albany Husky but we are making that work).
When one door closes, another one opens. I have heard this for years. I am not sure if I agree with it anymore. A door has opened to an exciting future for my family. However, I refuse to think a door has closed behind me. What was through that door will always be a part of me and will never close.