Winter in Iowa has been a bitch. Needless to say as a result Scott's commute has also been a bitch. That combined with the fact he's found a position that he enjoys, that both takes advantage of his past experience and provides opportunity for new growth, in which he feels appreciated, and which has promise to be very long term, we have once again been visiting the idea of relocating closer to his office. A subject we have discussed on and off for the past 3 years through all the ups and downs of job losses, job searching, and new job starts.
This time the scales are starting to tip in a new direction. For once instead of feeling overwhelmed by the possibility of change, of starting over in a new community, of thinking how the move would change my professional endeavors, I'm feeling hopeful for the opportunities that could be presented by exploring a new adventure. We've started looking at potential communities online until the weather the weather clears up so we can go visit in person. We've started to think about what we would need to do to get our house ready to put on the market. We've started to talk about the ways having more time together each day, and less financial resources dedicated to transportation expenses, would positively affect our whole family.
I've started to think about how I CAN relocate and still do what I love. I DO have what it takes to build the business I want to continue to build even if it's in a new community. I simply need to have confidence in myself and what I have to offer professionally in a number of areas.
Dare I say I'm feeling a bit excited by the possibility of change. About the possibilities of what could be waiting for us on the other side of this transition. I think simply changing my attitude to focus on what could be gained with change (instead of what I don't want to let go of) has helped tremendously. I'm hoping I can continue to remain positive in the face of change in the coming months. And so the adventure begins...