Moving 3000 miles and not exactly reaching Graceland but something just as spectacular. “Corning, New York a quaint rustic of a town which has grown due to their main employer Corning Incorporated. The town sits in a valley surrounded by hills which are sprouted with colonial homes. When I arrived in October the tree had turned their bright oranges, reds, yellow and browns. Providing the most beautiful background and welcoming experience. I never thought that I a native Californian would feel so comfortable living anywhere else but my state which is so diverse and has the most unusual country side. Amazingly New York has provided an eye opening experience. The people here are so open and welcoming as well. Corning which is very close to the Pennsylvania border has also been receiving lots of money influx due to the Oil and Gas industry. Both my cousins work in the Oil and Gas industry as Abstractors. It has been interesting learning about the natural gas industry and how fast this industry has grown the jobs that it has provided. I have been able to network with some wonderful HR Professionals too. This opportunity has provided my son who is 14 a chance to do sports which we were not able to do in LA, California. His grades have improved from C’s to A’s due to the care of the teachers here in Corning. As Christmas approaches I am very thankful for the new opportunities, new city and new life that this move has provided to me and my family. Of course this could not have been done without the help of my family. My cousin Nancy and Debbie. They have provided a roof, structure and job opportunities to me. As days count down to my 44th birthday which is very close to Christmas I believe this year has provided me with a strength that I did not know I had and very good lessons on how good people can be when you need them the most. I am still looking for opportunities to continue my passion my career in Human Resources. So to all my fellow LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter follower’s Merry Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza..