2013 will have to go down as one of the most important, if not the most important, year in my life. Early in the year I was in St. Paul finishing up a temporary work assignment there hammering out some outstanding production support tasks for my job, all the while not knowing whether I would be returning full time to Atlanta or not. Soon after wrapping that up, I got word that I had gotten a move opportunity to go to Helena, MT. for which I was elated for since I’d always wanted to live somewhere with less people and more mountains. While in Helena I was visited by my family for a few days and we got to go sapphire hunting which was quite interesting. After working in Helena a short while I got yet another opportunity to move to Asia and work which I couldn’t refuse as it would put me within hours of my at the time girlfriend of 5 years. In late April I landed in Malaysia and started working. In June I got married to my beautiful wife Zhenzhen and spent a month with her and her family enjoying the wonders of mother nature in the United States, particularly Yellowstone National Park. I had the unfortunate experience of having a birthday alone this year, the first time ever – but had an excellent trip to Laos in late November. The second highlight of my year was when Zhenzhen visited me in December and spent Christmas and New Years with me.
While I try not to include too many personal details in this blog, I guess once a year can’t hurt.