Thirteen relatively short years for me in Arizona

The date most commonly associated with Arizona is February 14, when Arizona became the 48th state in 1912. For me, though, August 3 is Arizona Day. It’s the date when, in 2004, I first arrived in Arizona for what was supposed to be a relatively short stay while I figured out what to do with the rest of my life. Thirteen years later, I’m still here, much happier, maybe a little wiser, and I’ve figured out that not all things in life need to be figured out.