Yesterday was busy busy busy and the next few days hold more of the same!
Thank you to those of you who weighed in about my dilemma of where to move.
To recap, the choices are:
- Stay in Richmond and commute to DC once a week
- Move to DC—no commute
- Move back to Michigan and commute to DC once a month
All 3 options have me working from home for at least 3 days a week. My biggest worry is that I’ll be too isolated if I stay in Richmond or even if I move to DC because I don’t have a network.
Yesterday I put on my big girl pants and asked my bosses if commuting to DC once monthly was even an option. I didn’t want to get my hopes up about moving back to my family and friends in Michigan if it wasn’t really an option.
But guess what?
They said yes.
So at this point, I can pretty much do whatever I like.
I mean, who gets everything they want? It’s too good to be true! I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop because that seems to be a main theme of my life, but things just keep going well. I think it might be time to buy a lottery ticket.
I still haven’t made an official decision, and I plan to explore the DC area a little when I’m up there tomorrow for work. But even though Michigan is cold and gray, I’m leaning towards going back. I love the milder weather here in the south, but my people are there. I’m missing too much. Right now, it feels like that’s where I need to be.
This experience of moving away on my own has shown me that I can do it. If I want to move again in a year, then I will. If I want to stay put, then I will. It’s all up to me. I am finally at a place in my life where I know I can be happy anywhere, even if I am lonely, and I trust myself enough to know that whatever decision I make will me the right one.
Have you ever made a big move? What factors weighed heavily in your decision?