relocating - tangent from my KC, MO thread
Okay, DH's prospective employment opportunity is now progressing to the psychological testing stage. So what started as kind of a whim might actually turn into something. This weekend we talked more about what it would take in terms of offer, etc. to actually up and move. We've relocated once - in the 80s - actually twice. Once out of MN and once back.
Now I'm starting to feel like some others who have posted questions about up and moving for various reasons. Is this a crazy idea? It has pros and cons and you never really know what you're getting into until you're into it. For that reason I'm thinking if this came to pass, I would not leave my job or sell our house until he had been there long enough to "know" if it was going to be a good thing or not. At least then the major changes wouldn't be made before he had a pretty good idea that this was going to be a good career move.
So is this nuts? Two fifty somethings with no kids - up and moving after we thought we were pretty much settled until we retire? What prompted all this is that DH has just not found the right career oppty since downsizing out of large company after 15 years. He has worked for a couple small but either financially distressed or troubled family owned companies. He loves the smaller company but needs to find right one. In the meantime I have a very good job in corporate America - but very demanding - increasing responsibility and very long hours. He's really passionate about work and business and doesn't mind an all consuming job as long as he's making a difference. I don't want an all consuming job of any kind but I have one and can't just drop out of the rat race until he gets settled. I just can't see us living as we are now for the next 15 years until we retire and if it takes moving to get settled into a more "peaceful" life then it seems like that would be a good thing to do.
So this has been going on for about five years now and I did mention one time that maybe we will need to relocate for him to find the right thing. When the last of our four parents passed away earlier this year we then felt that we really had nothing keeping us in MN except real estate (house and lake cabin). So here we are - perhaps close to an offer on a position that so far appears to be a very good match.
What do you think - is this crazy?