It all comes full circle

I'm hoping that I've been able to reach most of you in some way or another, but in case you haven't heard...Deanne and I are relocating to London next month. I am going to be the Head of Online for the Virgin Group and the offices are located in "sunny" England.We're excited, nervous, sad, happy, stressed, curious, and anything else you can think of. It wasn't a decision we made all. I've been in California for the last 7 years and I consider it my spiritual home; Deanne has been here her whole life so upping sticks is not going to be easy. Over the weekend I found myself sitting on the deck saying to myself "It's 80 degrees, there's not a cloud in the sky......why am I leaving this again?" Well there's a couple of reasons. First is the opportunity - this is a great gig and I'm really excited about it. I'm incredibly sad to be leaving Virgin America, I've been there since the very early days and it's something I really feel has become a part of me. The second reason is...well it was time. Time for the next adventure. I've spent my whole life moving around the planet and to be honest, I got sick of it after I finally moved back to California. This last 7 years is the longest I've ever been in one place. I could also argue that it's been the best 7 years of my life. I got married to an incredible woman, bought my first house, became part of a wonderful extended family, watched my 3 nieces grow up, made some wonderful friends while enjoying old friendships from the past. And most importantly I've grown; both personally and professionally (and outwards, if I'm going to be honest.) But, as the old adage goes, a rolling stone gathers no moss. And with that, we begin to pack up our life here in California and prepare to ship it in a container across the pond. I want to use this space to keep you up to date with our progress as well as share some of the ups and downs of the move, getting back into English life, and being a pseudo-American in London.