Friday, June 15, 2012Tweet
You may have noticed that it's been a while since I talked about one of my favorite topics, marriage. It's not because things are bad between Mike and me -- in fact, they're amazingly awesome right now. It's that during the past few weeks our lives have been CONSUMED with job hunting.
If you've been reading this blog for some time you know that Mike and I have wanted to move out to the West Coast eventually. So when Mike decided about a month ago that he was ready to find a new job, we figured he might as well apply out there.
As of this week, it's official: He has a new job!
I haven't decided yet how much I want to share about where we'll be living, but suffice it to say it's not where we thought we'd end up, but we will be near family and friends, and financially it is a fantastic move for us.
The downside is that the job starts mid-July, so we have a very short period of time to pack up and get ourselves out there. We're also going on vacation with Mike's mom next week, which will be great but will compress our moving prep time even more.
Between vacation, wrapping up things at work, trying to find a new job myself, and packing like mad, I can't promise a very regular blogging schedule for the next few weeks. I do have quite a few people (supposedly) working on What Marriage Means to Me posts, so I hope I'll at least be able to get those up.
One of the things I'm grateful for about Mike is that he took my advice seriously during his job search process. In the past, my eternally optimistic husband might have gone in with the attitude, "I'm sure it will all work out fine," but this time he let me coach him on interview responses and took my advice about doing a massive amount of research on the place he was interviewing at. I'm so proud of him for how hard it worked, and I'm so happy it paid off!
Both of us have also had our faith in God strengthened by this entire process because we both kept getting sign after sign after sign that we were on the right track, to such an absurd extent that it might have even hurt my faith in God had this not culminated in a job offer. It's crystal clear to both of us that where we're going is exactly where we need to be.
We will be making a 5-day trek across the country in early July, which (thanks to Mike having an abundance of cousins) will allow us to see friends and family along the way and only have to stay one night in a hotel. I may live-tweet the experience -- we'll see :) Goodness knows I will need some entertainment and encouragement with back-to-back 8-hour days in a moving truck.
So that's my big news! If you'd like to leave any moving tips in the comments, I would certainly appreciate it!