(Closed) What would YOU do? (moving decision)

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

6 months is not short notice! I second what everyone else is saying–do it!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This sounds like a fantastic opportunity!   It’ll be hard to be away from your families, but the 3 years wiill go by faster than you think – I’d say do it!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Totally do it! Sounds like a great experience… and it also sounds like it won’t be TOO difficult to move the wedding up. So win win.

Post # 20
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

DO IT!!  I would love an opportunity like that!!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

There is no better time to do something like this than when you are young and without serious commitments (children, established careers, finances, etc). Sounds like a great opportunity!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

DO IT!!!! You can push up the wedding and do something small and intimate so it won’t shock your grandparents…and kids don’t remember much before they’re 4 – 5 anways.

Why give up such an awesome experience for just one day?

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

While not ideal, see if you can leave your cat behind with a family member – I spent 8 years living abroad in Germany and we had to leave our dog behind with family. We visited her every chance we could – and she never forgot us – but we didn’t want to put her through the stress of being quarantined.

As someone who spent 8 years living abroad due to corporate america, I will say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. December is quite a ways off and certainly gives you more than enough time to plan to move (we never received that much time). While you are young, have no kids, limited responsibilities – it is a great opportunity.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I read your update and I still day DO IT!  DH and I certainly would.  And yes, I would also see if you can leave the cat behind with someone.  Now is the time to do those things when you don’t have kids. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@6598731ssfse3: When my parents moved to Hawaii they had to have their dog quarantined for 21 days since Hawaii is a rabies free state. It was tough on them – and the puppy – but they were able to visit him every day. In the end they were glad that they brough him with them..

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

DO IT! You may never have an awesome opportunity like this again. Also, you are child free so this is the time to do this type of thing. I can pretty much guarantee you wont regret your decision!

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, Yes Do it!! Have a courthouse marriage ceremony now to make it legal. Plan a larger wedding in the time frame you want and fly back to have the beautiful wedding.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@6598731ssfse3: I had a friend that moved to the UK many decades ago and his cat had to be quarantined for 6 mos. It took 2 hours via the Undergoround to visit, but each kid would go every couple of days to visit. The cat wasn’t happy, but no long term effects. As long as you can visit, it should be fine.

Also see if a family friend can take her. When we moved to Japan we had a family friend take our cat for 2 years. She was not happy to share her house with several other cats and a dog, but she made peace with them eventually and when we got her back, she was so grateful and happy!!

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

do it!

there are so many wonderful ways to keep in touch with people now (facebook, skype, etc). and maybe you could visit at least once in those three years to see your family. have a small, quick wedding, maybe do something when you get back in a few years to make up for a quick one now. you are so lucky to have this opportunity!!!

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