Yes, "picked." Out of all the states, you could had gone to North Carolina or whatever state is popular these days for new jobs and careers. So, you picked a nice region to be in.
It wasn't "picked" but a goal of my wife and I to return to the northwest someday. We both grew up in Washington. I already worked and lived in N.C. (Asheville) for two years before moving to New Mexico as part of my promotion and continued westward direction. We lived there for several years before I finally got a chance to continue my westward goal but more to the north to settle in the northwest...finally. That was my plan all along since 1997 in my professional line of work. I set out to make sure that happens so we both can return to our roots.
Yes, and my next one will be even nicer. I'll take my time in 2010 on that one. No hurry since I'm living in a rental house for now.