Sunday, July 7, 2013

Taking care of a loved one = no formal post this week.

My wife is sick this week so I will not be writing a traditional post.  Instead I leave you with the words of a personal hero, who by the way I saw speak at the Paramount Theater (one of Austin's great treasurers) not too long ago.

"Next time I come to Austin I'm going to eat my way across town, trailer to trailer, until they find me in a quivering, semi-conscious heap somewhere with a mouth full of kimchi and mustard stained fingers, wondering, 'What the hell happened?'"
-Anthony Bourdain

Monday, July 1, 2013

34 Years and 2 Days later...

If you have happened upon this blog you are likely asking who I am and why I am writing this blog.  I was born in Austin 34 years and 2 days ago.  I have lived within an hour of Austin my entire life, and finally moved to the city a little over two years ago.  While I have not always been an Austinite, the city has been a huge part of my entire life.  For lack of a better term, Austin is my home, but the time has come for me to leave.

I have spent the last three and a half years in grad school and hopefully I will earn my second Masters degree in May of 2014 and will begin applying to doctoral programs.  I feel that this is an achievable goal.  I am applying to the University of Texas which is in Austin, and if accepted will likely attend, but I am not sure that I will be accepted, so I have elected to treat this year as my last in Austin.

While I will be leaving home, I will also be moving away from my parents, which will be equally, if not more difficult. 

In my mind this blog will serve a number of purposes.  First and foremost it gives me a chance to really take the time to say goodbye to Austin and all the things that entails.  Second this blog will chart the steps that I am taking to prepare to move somewhere else.  My wife and I will need to pack our house, sort through our storage unit, and complete the other tasks we will need to move to an unknown destination.  Finally, to some degree this blog will also chronicle the steps that I am taking in my application process, but at the same time I am afraid to jinx myself, so you will only find very, very general information here and only as it relates to my final year in Austin.

Thanks for your time, I hope you find this blog both informational and entertaining.