September 28th marked the day I left the States en route to Abu Dhabi for a new start in a foreign land. Just as my father left his homeland, at the age of 18 in search of a better life for himself, I too was leaving my country for the same reasons. I never once thought the day would come when I would leave the States in search of a better life for my family. That day has come and went. With the failing economy and the disabling newspaper industry I made the leap to another country where the economy is not only stable but prospering.