Texas, here we come

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Kafelnikov's avatar
Hi everyone,

In the next couple of days I will be leaving my apartment in California and moving to Midland, Texas as part of my company's relocation. 

I'm not a native Californian. In fact, like most people at XCOR, I'm an import. I was born in Connecticut, grew up in Rhode Island, went to college in Florida, and I've spent the first 5 years of my professional career in California. Admittedly, I have mixed feelings about leaving. Over the past few years I've grown comfortable with the setting, and it's been great to visit amazing places like Yosemite, San Francisco, and San Diego. I've swam in the Pacific Ocean, climbed mountains, hiked trails, and motorcycled through canyons. I've found loves and lost loves. I've grown, physically, personally and professionally.

I won't miss the local politics or the drought, but I will cherish the memories I've made here. I will build new memories in my new home, and I will remember the events that brought me to where I am. 

Who knows how long I will call Texas my home, or where I will travel to next, but I am thankful for all the opportunities and blessings I have been given. While I'm reflecting on everything, I just want to give everyone here on dA my sincere thanks for sharing their work with me, for reading my story, and for helping make life great. I love you all. 


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byakurai1313's avatar
Glad they're finally moving you two years after they said they would! ;) Safe moving and travels dude, please make it to Texas safely!