- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
My husband started at the bottom of his company with the goal of making it to the top. And he is doing fantastic – he is making 4x the salary that he was when he started 5 years ago. He is EXCELLENT at his job and he loves it, which is great. Sounds good, right? Eh, not so much…here’s the problem…
His most recent career move to get closer to the VP level he’s eyeing is a global operations mgmt position, and the travel is insane. He’s only been in this role for 2 months, and he’s legitimately been gone for about 45/60 days. And he’s traveling internationally, so while he tries to call and text as much as he can, he’s not always accessible (he’s spending a lot of time in Central and South America, service can be spotty). And next up for travel (I made a post about this about a week ago), are some Zika-ridden countries which is going to totally throw off our TTC plan.
To make things worse, his company moved me/us away from my friends and family last year, to the other side of the country, for him to open a new office for them. 29 is apparently a hard age to meet new people in a new city, because I haven’t met any friends out here…PLUS I WORK FROM HOME! So I have like, zero social interaction. I’m a very social person, so I am feeling so lonely. Thank god I got a dog last summer…saving grace?!
So here I am, in a new city, across the country, with no friends, and my husband is off traveling the world. I’m really bummed out. Not in a jealous way (because I love traveling), but because I’m feeling so alone. I talked to him about this, and his take on it is yes – it sucks right now, but it’s what he needs to do for us (career-wise) so that long-term, we can have the life we want. He also loves the job, so who am I to tell him he can’t do it? He’s seeing so many new places and all on his company dime, it’s awesome for him.
I don’t even know if I’m looking for advice, I guess I just needed to vent. I’m so frusturated, bored and lonely. I don’t know how long he’ll be in this global managment position, and neither does he. If/when he gets to this VP level, he say’s it won’t require the frequent travel, but how long am I supposed to sit in this limbo? We were planning on starting TTC in October and now I don’t know if that’s even possible. He needs to be home in order for that to work…and we can’t try if he’s in a Zika country every other week. It’s just a crappy situation overall. I miss my husband. 🙁