Big news! The Carter Clan is heading South!
Most of you have heard that Matt’s current job has been in a bit of limbo, and there has been uncertainty if the Atlanta Branch of his office would remain open past April. Then, a few weeks ago, a contact of his in Oldsmar, FL (just northwest of Tampa) who works for a distributor of his company called out of the blue to offer him a job. We had entertained the idea of moving to Florida for a while now, but the timing was never right, until now. He is making the move to the new company, where he will be in essentially the same position, but with a nicer salary, better benefits and much more job security!
Of course this is exciting for us, as well as sad / overwhelming / bittersweet / nerve-wracking / scary… This will be the first time that Matt has lived anywhere besides Atlanta, and this is the first time for me to move an entire house and also participate in the home buying experience. For the first few months we will be renting a home while shopping for our (hopefully) forever home, so we want to make sure we are giving ourselves enough time to pick out the perfect one!
Now, you may be wondering, what is Kristie going to be doing in Florida? Well, I had a chance to sit down face to face with my bosses in Austin this past week to give them the news. And while the idea of a City Segway Tours Tampa / St. Pete sounds tempting, it just not may be in the cards, yet. But, luckily the CST Family is a great one and I remain on good terms with them, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a future project with them. So, to start, my full time job will be finding a house, while working part time in Social Media / selling stuff on Craigslist / applying for jobs / and taking care of my Furkids.
Matt will be heading down to start work on March 4th. I will follow him mid April.
So there you go, the news we have been teasing you about. It is going to be so hard to say goodbye to all the wonderful friends we have here in Georgia. Please know that once we are settled, you are welcome to come down to stay – we are looking a place near the water, so start planning your vacations! In the meantime, if you want to come help me paint / pull up carpet / scrub floors in order to get the house ready… 🙂
To the next Big Adventure!!