Good news comes with apprehension for my son Taylor

Posted By on September 10, 2013

Taylor took a bold step toward his future by accepting a planning position in North Dakota. Since graduating from Miami University in May, the resumes and cover letters have been many, but openings in his field few. With the feedback always highlighting a desire for more experience, taylorbrenda2013Taylor decided that starting his planning career in the rapidly growing northwest corner of North Dakota offered just that — in fact there are few parallels. With the oil boom and population growth, Williams Country is growing beyond their ability to service the population – talk about a busy planning office! So with a quick acceptance, he will move to Williston, North Dakota later this month (just in time for winter — grin) and learn by jumping in with both feet. Who knows, he might be so busy that he’ll forget how far he is from home? (see previous post)

I am excited and proud of him, but at the same time I’m going to miss having him an arms length away. For the past 24 years, we’ve never been more than a few hours apart and it has been easy to make up an excuse to get together. Now we’re talking 20 hours which means he’s not on my business travel route or an easy drive for a weekend visit; we’ll be lucky to see him on holidays, although nothing like what we ask of our military personnel serving overseas or on ships.

Taylor’s 9/9/2013 Facebook post:



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