- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2006
Darling Husband and I are toying with the idea of moving to Hawaii for a few years, and I’m looking for some opinions. What would you do?
I’m kind of torn, because a part of me wants to “settle down”, buy a house, start investing a ton, and start having babies. But a part of me wants to go have an adventure first 🙂
The main reason we’re thinking Hawaii is that it’s beautiful and we both love hiking, surfing, snorkeling, camping, etc. It seems like an amazing place to spend a year or two when we’re still newlyweds! We’re kind of in an ideal position to go right now because we have no debt–no mortgage, no student loans, cars paid off, no credit card debt, etc. And we don’t have kids yet.
Plus, I already have a steady, secure job which I 100% tellecommunte for, so I could take my job with me. We’ve been living off my income alone for the past year while Darling Husband has been in school and have been able to save a lot (almost half our income), so I’m not worried about money, even though I know HI will be significantly more expensive. Darling Husband is a pilot and has his licenses to do aircraft maintenance as well, so he’ll be looking for work in those fields before we go/ when we get there.
I’ve been reading a lot of info on City Data and stuff about how hard it is to “make it” in Hawaii because of the cost of living, lack of jobs, poor schools, etc… But I feel like a lot of that won’t apply to us. Money will probably be tight if Darling Husband isn’t able to find a job, but we won’t be looking to buy a house and we won’t be doing a lot of expensive things. And even if we’re broke by the time we come home, both of our familes would be more than happy to take us in for a few months while we get back on our feet.
So, what would you do? Would you move to Hawaii for a year or two? Or would you stay home and buy a house and be “responsible”? Are we crazy for considering this?