Last night, I went to a very unexpected, last minute going away party for a dear friend of mine. She called me up yesterday morning and left a message.

“Hey Micah, guess what? I’m shipping out tomorrow! So you gotta come to the party I’m having tonight. I’m so excited!!”

It was really happening; she is leaving today for the Navy boot camp, something that originally wasn’t supposed to happen until November. But a last minute opening allowed her the option to leave immediately. The decision was a no-brainer for her.

I could tell there was a huge amount of excitement as much as there was some fear. It’s a huge change; nothing will be the same in a few weeks. I’m very excited for her but I will wonder how she’s coping to this change because it’s so much so quickly.

And so as of this very moment, I, too, know the feeling. This morning, just a little while ago, I called up the HR person for a company in Santa Monica and told them I would accept a job offer as a web designer. That’s right, people, I am about to experience a complete change in lifestyle.

I’m really excited for so many reasons, but really afraid for so many others. The corporate lifestyle is not one that I’ve wanted to embrace. I’m just not much of a 9-5 person. I have always enjoyed having my own hours for so many years, doing things as I please. I’ve been blessed enough to travel a lot in the past few years, including back home to Texas to visit with everyone. But, as life’s responsibilities have increasingly continued to nip me in the ass, I realize that this is probably the next best change for me.

I am excited to be working with the web team. They seem like great people, the projects we’ll be working on sound like they’ll be a just my kind of thing, and I’m sure I’ll meet a lot of great people. I’m getting a pretty nice starting salary as well as some great benefits (at least according to many other corporate jobs, this really sounds like it’s a winner). And best of all, the beach is right across the street! :o)

I believe the best is yet to come! I’ve had some fun rides in the past few years, I have been to many wonderful, really fun places around the US and world, but now is time to provide myself the means and opportunity to make the rest of my dreams come true. Don’t be a stranger, because I see a lot of really fun and interesting changes coming my way and you’ll wanna read all about them!

Something big has happened to me recently. Something life changing. I won’t reveal anything until I make a decision, but it’s likely to impact my immediate and long term future. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time, but I’m still deciding on what to do. Details shall come no later than Thursday.

Tigger and PigletA little part of me is sad right now. I just read that the voice of Tigger has died. And now I find out that the voice of Piglet died a day later! Winnie the Pooh has always been one of those consistently good cartoons, quality programs that Disney has given children for so many years. Now, the voices of Tigger and Piglet are gone! I wonder if this means they’ll revoice them or what? Or, are they even still making new Winnie the Pooh cartoons? If they do revoice them, there better be almost no difference between the old and new. Either way, that voice will be missed by many!