It's hard to believe all that's happened this year, the job loss, the sub-prime mess, the apartment loss, the publicity, the blog, leaving NYC, the credit crunch, the foreclosures, the bear market, the bankruptcies and collapse of financial institutions, the bailouts, the recession, finding a job while things look darkest, the Obama election - I'm ready to get back to work and move on. It will take time to rebuild and get the family back together in NYC, but by this time next year, 2008 should be a strange memory.
Friday, I move back to NYC, then I'll spend Thanksgiving in Omaha with family, and then I return to NYC to start working.
I'd like to thank the many thousands of people from around the world who prayed for me and the many hundreds who sent emails and called with words of encouragement. I'd like to thank the people who tried to help me find employment or a business opportunity, and I'd especially like to thank my family who gave me shelter and support during my personal participation in the financial crisis.
My blog will soon shift from my unemployment experience to my employment experience as a valuations professional in NYC. I hope that things get better for everyone, and this economic cycle turns toward growth and wide-spread prosperity sooner than anyone could expect.