Fewer than two weeks, fewer than fourteen days, fewer than 336 hours lie between me and the closing of a door that has been the course of my life for the past 14+ years. No longer will I live within ten minutes of my family, no more will I be surrounded by flat grasslands and hay bales, not for the next year will I hug any of the people that I know I love today. It’s an intimidating proposition. But with this door closing, another door opens. A door to explore a new world with new ideas and new faces. The opportunity to view my own ideas and beliefs in a different light and to see if, in a more open mindset, they really hold much water or if it even matters. I will greatly miss you all in Bismarck (and elsewhere State-side), but there is once-in-a-lifetime door open and it’s time to explore!