Monday, July 30, 2012

New Start

Ed and I have been discussing the possibility of moving to Florida sometime within the next few months, or probably sometime early next year.  Its a huge decision, especially since most of my family is here near Philadelphia, PA.  At the moment I'm seeing how the job market is, by sending out resumes to see if I get any responses (using Ed's Uncle's address on the resume).  To be honest, I'm sick of working in an office all day and am looking for something different...what that is, I'm still trying to figure out.  I love working with animals, but traditionally, those jobs are low paying and don't offer benefits ( I know from experience!) ....but then again, if Ed gets a decent job (he had an interview when we were there in June and it sounded like the company would have hired him on the spot, except for the fact that he wasn't living in FL yet.) I may be able to work with animals without us having to worry about money too much, my only concern would be for medical benefits.  We both would like to get involved in cat fostering down there too, and perhaps adopt some more kitty friends for Moob.  Once I figure what I want to do as a career, and get some responses to my resume, I'll feel a bit better, still, its a scary prospect to just up and quit a good paying job to live in uncertainty in a new state.  Suppose I need to look at this move through rose colored glasses and see it as an opportunity to start fresh and begin anew.  Ed is really psyched to move, the job market is better and less competitive than Philly, at least for his field, and housing is super cheap!  For what Ed paid for his 3 bdrm condo, we can get a 4 bdrm house with  a pool and nice sized yard!  I'm anxious, nervous and excited at the same time.  The worst part will be telling my family...I know that they will have their reservations about me quitting my job and moving.  One nice thing is that the area that we are looking at is near both my Uncle Matt and his Uncle Paul, so at least some family will be nearby.

One thing that will be nice about living in FL is the fact that we won't have any SNOW!

I won't miss having to trudge in this every morning!  (taken from my front door in South Philly, winter of 2010 where we got over 2 ft of snow in one weekend, If I remember correctly, this photo was taken during the first storm to hit the end of the storms that car was totally buried and looked like a huge pile of snow).


Debra She Who Seeks said...

People told me I was nuts to move from Manitoba to Alberta without having a permanent full-time job there (I'd only been offered a term position, which I accepted). But sometimes you have to take a calculated risk and just do it! Turned out it was the best move I could have made. I hope your Florida plans work out similarly for you, if you both decide to "up sticks" and move.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I'm nervous, especially in this crappy economy, to be without a job. We are both sending in resumes to FL to see if we get any nibbles. I think in the end it will all work out for the best...but its stressful in the meantime. Truly dread having to break it to my parents...I know that they will not be happy about it and try to discourage me from leaving my job....a job that I'm really not all that crazy about.

Eartha Kitsch said...

Heck yeah! Just go for'll always wonder if what would have happened if you don't try. Even if you guys have to seriously scrimp and take any jobs that you can for a while, it will be worth it to be much happier.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I think we will be going for it...but there's lots of preparing before that happens....sprucing up and selling the condo, getting rid of TV's, furniture, etc. Thankfully we've gotten rid of a lot of stuff already, so we should be able to fit about everything we have into a smallish moving truck. The only thing I'm worried about is transporting the Moob!