It’s been a week since my last blog post. Fear not, I have not fallen into the Missouri and drowned during a late night boat pickup, nor been kidnapped by some lonely angler. I’ve not headed off into the woods for a week of hunting (’tis the season), and I have not abandoned FGP.
I’ve moved. Again. Wrapped up the Missouri River Project (the information gathering phase, at any rate) and moved onto other pressing matters. Last Saturday I wrapped my last day at Headhunters with very mixed feelings. I feel like I became part of a very odd little family at that shop, and it was surprisingly hard to leave. The Missouri is a very special place, and I have a feeling I’ll be back at some point in the future.
I packed my life back into the Fire Girl Subaru once more and drove out of Cascade at 0350h on Sunday morning, after spending an hour or so cleaning what had to be the most impressive living accommodations I’ve ever stayed in. And that’s saying something. A late insect infestation only added to the charm.
Drove the Montana wildlands under a clear, black sky, accompanied only by constellations and the present hope a deer or elk would not step into my path. After a long drive over, I finally crested the Cascades and dropped into the new Fire Girl base, the greater Seattle area.
I’m camped out south of Seattle right now, trying to get a jump start on projects and form new client relationships before I fly out very early Sunday morning for a week of media training with the military in Missouri in Kansas. Look for some interesting posts to come next week… sounds like it is going to be a crash course in the military and how to best cover all aspects of it. I feel very fortunate to be chosen for the training; ten journalists from across the U.S. were picked, and I’ll be working alongside major reporters from large news organizations.
In true Fire Girl style, I seem to have some down with a bomber cold during the transition, and aided perhaps by said cold, the transition from the open lands of Montana to the urban Pacific Northwest seems rather surreal.
I’ve traded drift boats for public transportation and fishing bums for goth bums.
So here’s to new scenery, to pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones and trying new things. I came to the Northwest to grow and expand Fire Girl.
And I’m looking forward to the challenge.
On that note, a big thanks to Headhunters for the sweet ‘adios’ blog post. And thanks to the good crew over at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership for featuring my Chi Wulff tenkara writeup in their newsletter yesterday!
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