Post # 1
Interviewed today for a career opportunity that will take us from New Jersey born and raised to Portland, Oregon for the foreseeable future (5 years+). Who moved for work or partners work? What were your challenges? How do you like it?!
Post # 3
Portland is beautiful!! I love that part of the country. I moved from St. Louis to Ohio for college, then to Dallas for my first job. After 18 months they transfered me to Virginia (I volunteered to go). Every one of those moves was exciting. So much potential. Discovering a new place, meeting new people. But, I was single and had no responsibilities. Now that I’m engaged, we own a home, and have a close group of friends and family nearby I doubt I’d move again like that. Maybe if it was the right opportunity and we loved where we were going, but right now we love where we are (the people and the city itself). It would take a lot for me to give that up.
Post # 4
Luckily, we do not yet own a home and have no children, so we are still fairly flexible!
Post # 5
I moved for FI’s graduate school. Very rural. I love the area, but not a lot of job opportunity. I would love Oregon, however, I am really keen on “settling” somewhere, so I personally wouldn’t really want to move unless it was as permanent as possible, but that’s me, I’m not a fly by the seat of my pants type!
Post # 6
I moved for my FI’s work; it was tough to move from our hometown where all of our friends and family live – that’s still the toughest part, as we are extremely close with them, and it’s tough missing family functions and occasions. We also moved from a big city to a smaller town, so having less amenities has been an adjustment.
Overall, it’s been really great though – we’ve gotten to experience a new place, meet new people, and become closer in our relationship. My FI is also 100x happier in his job, and I’ve also found a job I really love. And the salaries and benefits we are getting for living in a rural community are setting us up really well for the future.
I’ve heard Portland is an absolutely beautiful place, and if you BOTH think you’ll be happy, then I say go for it!! I will warn you; the first few months were really tough, and I often blamed my FI for making me move… I wish I hadn’t been so awful, but I had a tough time controlling my emotions. Just know that you both can feel emotional and frustrated in the beginning, but it definitely gets better as you get involved in activities/the community and you start making friends!
Post # 7
We moved from Canada to Australia for work. The process was really painless and easy (can’t say the same for relocating our dog). My partner is Australian and I’m Canadian so it kind of feels like home no matter which country we are in. I don’t think we had any challenges really. Work looked after everything.
Post # 8
We moved for my husband’s job from the midwest to Seattle over 3 years ago. WE LOVE IT!!!! The only thing I remember being tricky was learning all new roads. Other than that it was an easy transition and we couldn’t be happier with our decision.