I’m excited. I’m really excited. Hopeful. And nervous.
I haven’t been truly excited for quite a while, as we’ve dealt with stress and frustration trying to move. You guys know how we were trying to move to Utah for the last year and a half? The job market there is really over saturated so it was tough. Allan works in a specific field as a controller and moving into a new industry at the same level he currently is, was not happening!
And so anyway, man oh man were we struggling stuck here with little hope of things happening soon. I watched the weeks tick away, the months tick away, and all my hopes and dreams for what I want my life to look like… slip away. Or at least it felt like that in my soul… stranded out in the desert.
Oh desert, you may be interesting but I need green. I just do.
SO anyway, things have totally changed now. Allan found this city, I’m not going to say where because I want to keep our new location a secret from the online world, but it’s SO green. LAKES, mountains, pines, just total and utter heaven. And… there are jobs. And it’s close enough that I can visit my family (who live in northwestern Washington) almost as often as I’d like. Not daily, but weekly if I really wanted to, and monthly easily!!! Can you believe that?
So, he’s found three jobs there that could work but who knows if he’ll get them, what we do know is that there is a lot of interest in him from companies/employers there! This is all brand new. We just heard about this city two weeks ago and already things are rolling SO much better than the last full year of job searching in Utah. We really believe we might be moving before this summer! And I am like full of butterflies lately. I dream about this new places, I fantasize about it all the time. I never felt that way toward Utah (no offence Utah, you’re just not my taste) even though I knew I’d be happier in Utah than Arizona, I was always a teensy bit sad that I wouldn’t have that lovey feeling toward the place I lived.
And now I do. Moreso than I dreamed. And Allan does, too! And I guess I just had to blog about it a bit because it’s consuming my thoughts lately.
And in the meanwhile, things have been great/difficult/stressful/joyous around here as always. Life as a mom, raising four kids, has ups and downs but lately, the ups are beating out the downs something fierce. I love my kids’ current ages. Things really do get a million times easier as they get older!
I’ll blog more about specific things we’re up to when I get a chance… hopefully a naptime today will happen and tomorrow I can have a post up about our weekend activities. Until then, here’s one picture from a visit the little kids and I made to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix.