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! *
Aaron King (Odysseus)