March 1, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

Will Short Gorham | 2/22/2013

"No one in their right mind would give up a good job, right?"

-- Kevin Benson, a former VP with BB&T Mortgage Warehouse Lending in Orlando

Kevin Benson, who at 35 was a VP with BB&T Mortgage Warehouse Lending in Orlando, wrote a "Farewell" email to friends that read, in part:

"After extensive soul searching and prioritizing my life the past couple years, I decided to stop day-dreaming about doing these things and make this dream a reality. With a heavy heart but a resolute spirit I have rented my house, sold my car, resigned from my job at BB&T, given away or sold a good amount of my possessions and purchased a one way ticket."

Read more at the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

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