In early 2000 I was ready to start building my life as a young adult. I was eager to find my place in the world, building on the community values that had been demonstrated by my parents and childhood hometown. Moving away from my parents and the town I grew up in was a big deal to me, but I was excited about walking new paths, making new friends, finding a neighborhood to thrive in, and entering the next stage of my life. Milton had so much to offer, and I could see it was a special place where I could grow along with it.
I was always very focused and career-motivated, but I wanted to develop my family life and work with my community. I no longer wanted to travel outside of town for work and felt more passionate about being available for children’s Christmas concerts, play dates, and volunteering. I desired something I had control over and the ability to grow to any scale while having opportunities for quality family time. Something that meant I could work closer with a community I love.