Last week, I said goodbye to my hometown. There were tears shed, but much support given to me on my new, exciting adventure. There are so many things I'll miss about Memphis - my friends the obvious #1 on that list. A few other gems include: Stax Museum (one of the greatest places on earth), eclectic Midtown with it's wacky cool art, neighborhood cafes, bars, nightlife and diversity.
|Midtown "Disco Wheel"|
When I left, my department gave me the Eiffel Tower as a going away gift. They even set the clock to St. Petersburg's time. Very thoughtful and touching. Although, it confuses those who don't know how much I love Paris and the Tower. "You're moving to Florida, right?" "Not Paris?" Yes, folks...not Paris...yet. My friends just know me well!
As soon as the first of my belongings arrived, I promptly brought the Eiffel Tower to work, where it now resides on the corner of my desk. Now, I have a constant reminder of the amazing co-workers I had the pleasure to work with in Memphis!
My first day of work in the new city, state & office: What a wonderfully warm welcome!
Everyone has been extremely friendly...it's definitely a positive atmosphere.