The next year is sure to be one of a lot of changes and decisions. I am the most indecisive person I know. When I'm at Starbucks ordering, you would think that I was making a life or death decision. Caramal Macchiato...no wait...Vanilla Latte...or maybe just tea? Blue wire...red wire, which is it? Really, it's just a drink. I irritate myself with this kind of stuff.
So you can imagine the big decision on moving from Southern Louisiana to Vancouver, WA area. I've made my pros and cons list and the pros pretty much outweigh the cons but there is still the uncertainty. It's like moving to a different country. It would be different if we were moving due to a job relocation but we're not. This is purely moving because we love it there and don't want to raise our family here. I have family there and was raised there. I took my husband, who has lived in Louisiana his entire life, there for vacation a couple of years ago and he absolutely loves it. I think the scariest thing is moving during the recession. Will we be able to find jobs before we move? If not, how long until we find jobs when we move there?
It's a lot to think about. In the midst of the stress of all that, my husband will probably be leaving within the next few weeks for six months to go away to work. We won't be able to see him hardly since he will be 11 hours away. He will make a lot of money and it will definitely help us. We will use the money for a downpayment on our house that we will purchase, possibly pay off my car and maybe moving expenses if we do move. After all of those expenses we will have about three months of our usual salaries left, so that if we do move and can't find jobs we will be okay for three months.
I don't enjoy change. We moved so much when I was younger and I think that is the reason I like stability and the same old routine. I'm an extreme planner. Planning makes me feel comfortable and less stressed. It's hard to plan though when there is so much uncertainty.