- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
DH got a great job offer last night that will help boost his career. The job is in downtown Seattle. He hasn’t accepted yet, but I’m 98% sure he will, and 150% sure he needs to accept.
We’ve known this was a possiblity for some time now, and we’ve talked about it a lot. But those things really aren’t real until they’re REAL and staring you in the face. Now we’re both in HOLY CRAP PANIC MODE. I’m trying to remain calm and not say every single thing that’s running through my mind because that’s what he needs from me right now. But I need somewhere to go “@()&*$&@&!!!*$&,” and the bee is good for that.
Now’s the time for this move, really. We have no kids, and we aren’t planning on them for 3-4 years. My current job isn’t what I want to be doing for the rest of my life, or even in the field I’m studying. My Master’s program is all online, so I can still graduate on time.
But we’ve both lived in Texas our whole lives. Except for college I have either lived with, or 15 minutes away from my parents and siblings. We live 20 minutes from his family. All of our friends are here. The cost of living difference is SCARY. We own a lovely three bedroom home with a huge backyard here in San Antonio. I don’t even know if we can get a nice townhome in the Seattle area for the cost of our current mortgage. Who knows how long it will take me to get a job.
It’s the right move, I know it is. But it’s going to be difficult, and scary. It could also be a wonderful adventure! We don’t plan to make this long term, maybe just for 3-5 years, but maybe we fall in love with the place.
All I know is I need some encouragement, especially some stories of bees who went through similar situations. A funny picture would be nice, and virtual hugs are welcome. Seattle bees, tell me I’m going to fall in love with the city, and how bad the culture shock will be.
Ugh, thanks for reading/listening. This is hopefully the start of something amazing, but first I have to get through the scary part.
TL;DR: DH and I are probably moving from TX to Seattle and I’m freaking out just a little (ok a lot)