As I eluded to in my previous post, Ava and I will be moving to Truckee, California in about a month. I received an engineering job offer that was too good to pass up. I'll start working on June 20 as a geotechnical engineer for Holdrege and Kull in their Truckee office. H&K have a few offices, with the main one being about an hour away in Nevada City, CA.
The Truckee office is small, with about five to ten people depending on the season. The people I met there while interviewing a couple of weeks ago all seem to have a great perspective on the elusive work-life balance that matches my own.
I find that I'm filled with equal parts excitement to move and resume my engineering career, and sadness for leaving Missoula. It'll be great to be closer to Ava's family and I'll keep my fingers crossed that this works out and I'll finally get to settle in a place long enough to become a legitimate part of the community.