Moving your family consistently ranks as one of the most stressful things people experience in life, especially when you throw in selling and buying a house, packing up all of your belongings, moving kids to new schools, and finding a whole new network of friends, doctors, mechanics, and churches. But it can also lead to great new adventures. Seven years ago this born-and-raised Virginia boy moved his family south from the small, beautiful, and historic town of Charlottesville, Virginia to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. That began a great adventure for us as a family and for me professionally with Visioneering Studios.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time living in Atlanta, and have become plugged in with friends, a church (NorthStar Church), and schools. We even added a Georgia born son to our family in that time, watched our oldest daughter grow from Elementary School “girl” to High School “young lady”, and saw our middle daughter blossom from a preschool toddler into an Elementary School social butterfly, so it is with mixed emotions that we are packing up this week and “moving on up” (northward) to Charlotte, NC.
Visioneering Studios opened a new east coast regional office in Charlotte last fall down in the Ballantyne area on the south side of town and I agreed to move up there to work with that team to help Visioneering provide more integrated services to our clients. I’m excited about the increased collaboration and synergy that will come with this office. Atlanta will still be a key city for Visioneering since there are so many great churches and there is such easy access from Charlotte, so for all my ATL friends, you’ll still see me around regularly.
Personally our family is also excited to see what doors God opens for us in our new community to get plugged in and grow roots with a new church, new neighbors, and new friends. So, if you’ve got any friendly advice on Charlotte, or places that all the locals love, leave us some comments. We’re looking forward to the journey wherever God leads us, and your prayers for us in this transition are always appreciated.