Are you new to The Duke City? Why did you come here? What do you do? Is it what you expected? What do you like best, least? What do you miss from where you came?

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I'm new as of April 20th. But ABQ is not new to me. I moved here from the Seattle, WA area. I've had a family connection here for a long time, so I've visited here more times than I can count.

It's one of those situations where a personal tragedy pretty much caused me to have to move. Because I've liked it here so much in the past, I already know I'm never going back, unless it's to visit family. Just a few days ago I found myself wondering how in the world did I tolerate so many cloudy days in Seattle. I must have been out of my mind. I have a feeling I won't be living anywhere else from now on.

There's still a lot of things I need to fit into; still a lot that is new to me. But I like to explore, so I'll figure things out.

Right now as of this writing, I'm not "doing" anything in terms of job/career. My main highlights have been a small business owner, customer service manager, and office manager. In terms of what I'm going to do here for work, well... I'm working on that.

What do I like most about ABQ? Sunshine! That's a no-brainer.

What do I miss about where I left? I'd have to say, family. But that's what airlines and frequent flier miles are for.

I moved here 27 years ago from Northern Virginia. What do I miss? Nothing but the friends I had and most of them have moved away from Va.. One still lives there and I have contact with them.

What did I gain? Lots of sunny days and hot green chile!

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