Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Big News ...

Sorry that I did not give this to you all sooner, I wanted to get as many things finalized as I possibly could before making the announcement. So ... ready?

In one week I will be able to officially be making all of my posts from Chicago! That's right ... I am moving! I could not be more excited/nervous about this. I am not going to go into details about how I was able to make this happen. Please, I am probably going to get enough harassment simply because I am saying that I am making the move.

If you have truly followed my blog, you have known that I have not been that happy in CA for awhile now, even before I left my job in August of last year. I have felt this way for a couple of years now. So before some of you send me rude comments about leaving my job and all that, well, just keep them to yourselves. It is time for me to start making major changes in my life. I did not like the way it has been going out here so I look at this as a fresh start but somewhere familiar. The best thing about this move is that it will be a hell of a lot cheaper to live in Chicago as opposed to CA. And you get a lot more for your money there as well.

I do not look at me leaving CA as a failure in any way. I was very successful with my move out here and made it for 5 years before deciding this move needed to happen. Most people that move out here don't even last a year. I learned a lot out here and my mind was opened to so many things I had never really experienced. But CA is not for everyone and it is definitely not for me anymore.

These past few months have really taught me a lot about the choices I make and how important it is to have a plan when making those choices. I feel that I have grown so much since leaving that position in August and then experiencing what I did at the place that finally hired, and then fired, me. Many people look at my choices and immediately come to a decision without getting to know everything that those decisions entailed or getting to even know me more. To each their own I guess. I have reasons for the things I have done and thought long and hard before making each decision.

I now know what needs to happen to make my life more positive. I have taken the mistakes and experiences I have been through and found ways to learn from them. I am full of hope for the future and truly believe that I will be successful in everything that I pursue from this point forward.

19 comments:

cstead said...

Hey man! Congrats! Wish you the best. I hope the move is a good one. Take care and I will def keep following the blog. I love your blog. I love the pics and I enjoy reading your entries.

rv2121 said...

Jason, I’m so happy for you, I’m glad that you were able to make move to Chicago happen. No experience or decision is bad if you learn from it and then move on.

My only recommendation is that you should learn not to give so much importance to what other people say. You are the only one able that knows all the angles and the whys certain decisions are made.

Well here another word of wisdom, the world is full of ASSHOLES and unfortunate we sometime come across some in our daily life, so in the future don’t give them so much of your time and efforts, ASSHOLES are the scum of the world, unhappy with who they are so they think that they most judge and criticize other instead of mining their own business.

I hope that everything goes well with you, and remember Chicago is cold this time of the year so protect your male sack :)

Hugs

RV2121

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Love your blog! Big sack lover here too. And hey, Im in Chicago, maybe we can meet and talk about sacks and bate together :)

Rich said...

Good for you! I've done the same for I'm also from the midwest, moved to Philadelphia for 23 years and moved back to Milwaukee a few years ago. Can't wait to see your new up-dates to this fantastic blog!

Anonymous said...

Jason, good for you man. There is nothing wrong with doing what is best for you. You don't owe ANYONE an explanation for how you choose to live your life. I believe that when something isn't working you change it. That change is up to you. No one else. I'm happy for you and I hope Chicago works out great for you.

Hugs....sallen37@yahoo.com

pleep said...

YAY for moving to chicago!!! :-) i love your blog and am glad that you aremoving to the greatest city ever! :-) i had lived for a brief while in cali and came back to chicago a few years back. hope you will be as happy with your move here as i was.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jasaon, I think its a GREAT move for you! Congratulations buddy. Chicago is a fun town and it is home for you. I hope this move goes smooth and that you find what you are after in Chicago. Wish it was me man, (what you are lookin for that is). I will keep following your blog and always enjoy your posts and your pics. MPLS guy here so you are getting closer.

8HZUI said...

Congratulations! Change is always for the better. Screw stagnation!

Anonymous said...

Be happy in your new city, in your new life.

Anonymous said...

Hey man! Congratulations! I wish you the best : Chicago is such a beautiful city !!! I'm from Paris, France and I love your blog. The pics are great !!!
Take care.
seb

Anonymous said...

I hope that the move to Chicago is all that you long for. Will you and your roommate still be living together? What about the dog? Inquiring minds do want to know! Thanks for a great blog! Sincerely, Steve.

glen_mc said...

Good Luck Jason!

The MaleSack said...

Thank you so much for all of the well wishes. The ones that I have received here as well as to my email for the blog. You guys are an amazing source of support and I feel so lucky to have come in contact with you. For those in Chicago, maybe we will be able to put in some more DIRECT contact :).

John said...

AWEsome news Jason! I live in Chicago & have all my life THRILLED YOU WILL BE BACK HERE! YOU ROCK~YOU ARE A GIFT!!!!

AWEways LOVE ALLL YOU CARE2SHARE!!!! & YEP, FORGET ALL WHO ATTEMPT TO BRING YOU DOWN... THEY ARE LOST!!!!

Ray's Cowboy said...

Congrats. to you about the move. I think if you think it is the best thing for you, Then do it. i will be here supporting you in every way. You have a wonderful blog as well. and for that we/ I thank you. I do hope the best for you and pray that you get to Chicago sound and safe.

HUGS
Ray

Anonymous said...

GLORY IN THE CHANGE ---LET YOUR DESIRES IN ALL THINGS PREVAIL----to hell with the negative ones----a new reader

saturday mike said...

As another long-time reader and Chicago resident, welcome back.
The last paragraph of your entry about moving says it all: you're full of hope. I can hear it in your writing. Like other followers, I'm really happy for you.

Now, wanna compare sacks?? LOL

GayRep84 said...

I wish you the best of luck on your journey to Chicago. Hopefully there you will be able to reboot and get on with your life positively.

You're a great guy. Yeah, I don't know you, but I know you're a great guy anyway. Keep your chin and you can accomplish anything.

Godspeed, buddy.

Thirty3 Naked Laydies said...

Jason,

First, congratulations! BE yourself. BE PROUD of yourself and of the decisions you've made. That is how we grown and learn.

Second, hold to heart what others have said here in terms of listening to YOUR self and YOUR heart. Don't balance the scale in the direction of what others think and say. Don't give so much importance to what others advise.YOU know what's best for you.

Third, we smiled reading, "I am full of hope for the future and truly believe that I will be successful in everything that I pursue from this point forward."

In solidarity,

T3NL