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    Things sure change....

    Well, my CP friends. I wanted to say goodbye and thank everyone before I became a silent user here. My life has made it's final decision on my career. I am currently in the application process of a Dutch university in Leiden. I am going into Russian Studies where my goal is to eventually achieve a PhD. I will begin that study in the Netherlands where I will be getting my Bachelors and Masters degree over a 4 year period. This means that next June my wife and I will be moving to the Netherlands with nothing but the clothes on our backs and some resources.

    I know that earlier I was seriously considering becoming a Horticulturist and owning my own Greenhouse Business...but things like I said change! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] From advice given by those of you responding to my earlier threads concerning the greenhouse business, and also my summer experience in a Nursery here in Utah, I have decided that selling plants is not how I want to receive my "primary" income. I do however, want to follow the advice of Mike King and make a small business grow from humble beginnings. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Thanks, Mike!

    So someday when I move to a nicer home and become stable I will get that greenhouse biz going. Concerning my plants, my wife and I have already made a move two weeks ago that has crippled 3/4 of my CP growlist. Only few plants died, but I was required to give away the rest. Right now, I only have two tanks of my 11 left! One of those is merely harboring plants which I have been meaning to mail out.

    Basically, my hobby of CPs has been put on hold for several years due to distraction and cost. It's discouraging to me since I just took on the ambition of creating a CP community here in Utah! Now, I have to leave the community and go to the Netherlands. I do want to thank many of you, who rose to support me with that endeavor! I REALLY appreciate your support. It's great to have international friends united in such a purpose. Thank you!

    I also want to dearly thank those who generously and unselfishly donated plants to me and taught me SO much about these wonderful plants. I have enjoyed my time here immensely, and have made many good friends. Thank you so very much.

    This has been a great experience for me, and I look forward to the day when I settle down in a home where I can build a greenhouse, raise a family, and become stable enough to build the CP collection of my dreams. Certainly then, I will return more frequently to the CP community. However, until then I will have to "tinker" with the hobby instead of "grabbing it by the horns" as I have been these last 9 months since my first VFT. Like Aidan from CPUK said, I'll have to pop in here now and then from the internet in Leiden, and get my "quick fix" of CP talk. haha...

    But for now, thanks again for everything, and I hope all goes well for you this growing season. I wish you all the very best!

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    Aaron King (Odysseus)
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    Why are so many people leaving? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Sorry to hear that you have to leave, Odyesseus.

    We will miss you here.

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    BB,
    Although the Odyssey isnt my favorite book, i like all the gore in it, and my fav line, "Thy sweet nepenthe" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    i agree with eplants, Y are so many people leaving, CPing is so fun!!!
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    Aaron, we will miss you but wish you best of luck on your new life adventure!! Your goals sound fascinating and quite ambitious. Not many people are brave enough to embark on such a journey. Please check in with us from time to time as your pursue your dreams and let us know how you are doing [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I'm sure your choice was a good one. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I hope it all works for the better.

    Good luck! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Best wishes, Aaron. Good luck in your new pursuits. It has been a pleasure getting to know you. I hope you do pop back in from time to time & keep us updated on how your life is going. That's the great thing about the internet - you will never be too far away. I wish you well. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    People come & go in our lives all the time. I think this is just a transitional time of year right now.
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    Well, you made this choice so that you could have a better, more stable life, so it isn't a bad choice. I say, instead of mourning, you should celebrate, I know it sounds corny, but you should be happy that you found the right path for you. So keep in mind, this sin't goodbye forever, this is just another season in your life. I know that when the seasons of your life change again, there will be an open space in our hearts waiting for your return. Good luck with all of your endeavours. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Thanks for your contributions and support here. You are going to go places I think, and not just to Holland!

    Best wishes for a bright future, and do drop in from time to time. You have friends here!
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