Change is coming
Moving on up
Change, change, change. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I handle change all that well. I’m a creature of habit, but when change is inevitably coming, I get all weirdly focused and tend to become obsessive about it. I have no idea where that comes from. I’m sure steamed from some deep rooted childhood thing, but that’s for another day lol.
It’s been a whirlwind of a week. While in Africa for work, my husband messages me to let me know he was offered a promotion. A promotion in another town, 3 hours away. I instantly get irritated at the dang connection/wifi there because I can’t discuss this how I want to, so we’re messaging back and forth, therefore I was eager to talk to him in person on Saturday when he returned back home. Remember when I said I get super focused (borderline OCD lol)? Well, I had already contacted our realtor here, connected with one there, and found us a nice place close to amazing schools. Yep, I’m that person.
After traveling for dang near 48 hours with 4 different plane changes, I’m sure the last thing he wanted to do was answer my million questions, but we spent a good chunk of time dreaming. What this job would mean to our family, the logistics of moving our kids, the plan, all of the things. He knew my feelings on his truck which you can read about here so that discussion has already been rooted, but I’m telling you guys…this entire thing was a God nudge.
This opportunity was placed at the exact time it was supposed to. HE’s amazing right? Anyhow, after a long talk we have decided to accept the position (yes, I said we), because when you’re a military family, it is always we when making these choices. At least for our family.
Days of contemplating all the options, we have decided that he will commute until next summer. He will leave out on Sunday afternoons, and then come back home Thursdays and work remotely. Why? A few different reasons. I had a really really hard time thinking that the kids would start school here and then having to pull them out a few weeks to a few months in and switching schools. I can’t imagine how hard that would be (esp for a new high school student at that). This gives us 10 months to be completely out of debt before we move (esp with getting rid of his truck). Lastly, this gives us plenty of time to figure out exactly what community we want to be in there.
It has been over 7+ years building my business and I don’t want to leave my clients that fast. I want to be able to fulfill the remaining promises/contracts I have established without having to drive back to our hometown every other weekend. I want to have time to connect with other professionals in the Raleigh area to build some relationships, and establish some friendship roots as well. I told you, I have to have a mom tribe.
Sell current truck. Purchase a vehicle with great gas mileage, he can drive into the ground (lol) because that will be a lot of miles on a car for 10 months, keep car for next driving teenager (Ryder), pay off all remaining debt in 10-12 months, and keep our family from losing our minds. We can do anything we put our minds to, and we are focused.