About 6 years ago, I got stationed at the Jacksonville Navy base. I was there for 2 years and during that time I fell in love with a girl that lives in Jacksonville. I never plan to stay in Jacksonville all of my life. The city is big, but it doesn’t really have anything cool other than the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville also gets hit by hurricanes. I never had to worry about hurricanes when I was a kid. I grew up on the west coast where hurricanes are not even mentioned. When I was stationed in Jacksonville, I figured I would do my two years and then leave. When I met Sarah, we quickly fell in love and I asked her to marry me. She told me that she was never going to leave the city until her mom and dad were gone and they were only in their ’60s. I knew this girl was the one for me and that meant I had to make a difficult choice. That choice was staying in Jacksonville. I decided to leave the military after 2 years and then I started working with Sarah’s dad. He works at an HVAC business in Jacksonville. The HVAC business services all of the beaches, westside, northside, mandarin, and callahan. Sarah’s dad treats me really well and he’s probably going to make me owner of the business when he retires. He definitely treats me like I am his son. I never thought I would stay here, but it looks like I am making this place my home for a while.