Friday, March 14, 2014
Onward and upward
But because of that, the announcement I’m about to make is bittersweet. I am moving away from Kansas City. Starting April 1, I will be the Senior Remarketing Specialist for General Motors at the Adesa Auto Auction in Nashville, Tenn.
This is actually a really great position for me. I’m sure if you’ve been here awhile, you know that I’m a GM guy to the core. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do than mess with used GM cars all day. I love the business, I love the product, and I won’t have to spend the rest of my life sitting in a cubicle. Plus, everyone tells us that Nashville is a great city to live in. I have to say, I really am excited about it.
I am going to miss Kansas City, though. I have lived here for 28 years of my life. My wife has lived here almost as long. Both of us still have our parents and siblings here. I have a ten-year-old son who is going to have to start over at another school. These were major things we had to consider as this started to unfold. But in the end we decided that the advantages of this opportunity outweighed the drawbacks.
I realize that this is a little personal for a blog post here, but everyone has been so supportive and loyal that I feel like I owe you an explanation. It is obviously going to impact what you see here.
Since I won’t be in Kansas City anymore, I’m obviously not going to be covering many Kansas City-area car shows. I also won’t be doing the Kansas City car show calendar. One of the big reasons I kept that up was so I would know where to go on the weekends myself.
That doesn’t mean that the blog is going away, though. I still intend to go to car shows, museums, and events when I can, and I still plan to write about them. My domain name is paid up for several years down the road, and I have no intention of letting this place die.
To that end, I hope you continue to check in and follow along here, even if you are one of my Kansas City readers. Like me, you’ll get to see places and cars that you’ve probably never seen before. I’m going on a new adventure, and I want to take you with me.
Most importantly, I just want to say thank you. There are more of you out there reading this blog than most people realize. And when I’m out at car events around town, I hear nothing but positive comments from you. Your support is the main thing that keeps me going here. When I leave Kansas City, I am truly going to miss you. But I hope we can still be friends, even if I am nine hours away.
Thanks for everything!