Well, it’s official. Chris and I know where we’ll be going next. After a 3-month job search process, with 150 applications, 24 interviews in San Diego, 7 second-round fly-out interviews, and 5 job offers, we’ve narrowed it down to just one place. We’re moving to Tallahassee, FL!
Chris is going to be a Professor of Economics at Florida State University. Academic job offers are really hard to come by, and Chris worked his butt off for a long time to get to this point. I am so extremely, incredibly proud of him! And we’re glad that we’re able to keep it in the ACC.
It’s been 14 years since I left the Sunshine state. I am really going to miss having seasons, but it’s my goal to get a convertible and a pool, which should help me deal with the weather down there. And it’s going to be really nice to be close to my parents and sister again. Hopefully our other family and friends, many of whom like winter far less than we do, will want to come visit us when it’s 70 degrees in the middle of January!
Scottie is quite a bit less sure about moving back to FL, and he has not taken kindly to his new nickname – gator bait. I think he’ll enjoy the convertible though.