Welcome John! I started out with an NSAI membership many years ago. Make sure visit and spend quality time in Nashville, including at least a couple weeks without anyone holding your hand (i.e. without help from locals you already know or org. folks) to see what it will REALLY be like living there. See how comfy you are making new friends on your own, getting in doors you haven't had opened for you by others etc. Nashville is a great place, but I know a LOT of people who get infatuated but once in an irrevocable relationship (like marrying after a long weekend with a new boyfriend/girlfriend) and only then learning the real problems you're faced with.