Contemplating change

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My husband had a job interview yesterday.  He’s currently employed, but not in the area his education is in, and he has been looking for a new job for about a year without much luck.  The interview was in a city about two and a half hours from where we currently live, and he mostly decided to go to the interview for practice.  However, he feels like the interview went really well.  And if he was actually offered the job, we would have some hard decisions to make.

Both my husband and I have lived most of our lives in the area we currently live in.  Almost all of our immediate family still live in this area as well.  Picking up and moving would be hard to do.  It would also mean having to figure out what to do with the house we’re living in (which we just bought about a year ago).  And it would mean having to start all over again with foster care certification.  Another delay in getting a baby.

And yet…

I’m actually a little excited thinking about the possibility of change.  I haven’t been able to find another job where we’re living.  We still don’t have a baby.  For the last six months (at least) it has seemed like every door of possible opportunity and forward movement has been shut and locked in our faces.  Maybe we’re supposed to be going in this new direction.  Maybe?

Or maybe I’m just desperately looking for some way to make sense of everything else that *hasn’t* been happening for us.

At any rate, he should find out about the job by next Wednesday.



  1. Stopping by from ICLW. Moving away from the area where you’ve always lived is tough. DH and I moved 1300 miles away from friends and family 10 years ago and it was the best thing we ever did. We became much more independent and “grown-up.” And it is kind of exciting to start over with a clean slate.

    Best wishes to your DH on the job.

  2. Wow! Maybe this would be a welcoming change for you! It does seem exciting! I hope either way, you decide on a path that makes you very happy. I just added your link to my blog! Happy ICLW! #45 & 46

  3. Sometimes change is a good thing, right?.

    Best of luck to you!


  4. I hope everything works out with the new job. 3 years ago, my husband and I moved 2.5 hours away from my family, from where I grew up. I had no job, no baby and was looking forward to the adventure. Once we moved, I got a job, had no baby, lost the job, still have no baby and here I am, 3 years later. No worse for the wear, I guess. Good luck to you!


  5. Hi from ICLW. Hope you don’t mond if I stick around. Hubby and I are considering foster care pretty strongly, but have what we imagine will be some pretty tough obstacles in front of us…good luck with the decisions…

  6. You are clearly going to be a wonderful mother when the time comes. I am so glad I finally clicked on your blog link and had a chance to add you to my blogroll. I am hoping that a baby enters your life through whatever means fate brings. Of course I am a big believer in foster care and adoption not just as a route to having children but as a way to save a life. Best of luck to you!

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