- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
… you/your partner were thinking about switching jobs and/or moving in a year or so? (Ha! Bet you thought I was going to ask about being in a wedding!)
My DH is sort-of looking for a new job. Nothing specific, its just that he’s very overworked, and is casually looking for the next thing to jump to. He also recently heard back from a government position he applied to a few years ago. The application process (its long) was frozen for budget reasons, but they’re starting it back up in the new year. If he got that job, he’d have to go to training for 5 months, and I can’t come along. So that’s another thing.
Basically, I’m scared to death about what moving while pregnant/with an infant would be like, potentially switching insurances (DH’s job covers us, I’m self-employed), needing to find a new OB when I’m part way/most of the way through a pregnancy, what if he gets the government job and has to go to training when I’m ready to pop/leave me alone with a newborn, etc etc.
At a minimum, if I get KU we have to move out of our current place. This apartment is just too small to fit a mountain of baby gear. DH would like to stop renting and buy, but I’m hessitant since we don’t know if his next job will take us too far away to still live there. But jumping to a new rental feels silly, since we could move again 6-12 months after. Heck, we’ve only lived here for 4 months!
The whole new job/moving thing is so vague, though. He’s sort-of looking but not really serious about it. Maybe he’ll find a new job in a few months, maybe he’ll get this government job in a year or 2, maybe he’ll stay where he is (and hopefully get a handle on the work load) for 3 years or more! We really don’t know.
DH doesn’t think we need to put our life on hold, but I just see the potential for a lot of headaches that could be avoided if we wait. But, like I said, its all vague and not a certainty, we could decide to put it off and 3 years from now still be here & still waiting.
(also we’re both 28. We don’t have to rush but I’d feel silly putting it off for a few years just for a potential job change/move, then be in my 30s and still be waiting for this job and move)