Now that I have two invites to interview, I find myself considering the "grand adventure" of it all. At least, I keep telling myself that I should see it as a grand adventure. After all, Mrs. Geek and I will end up living somewhere different, and there will be a lot to see and do in our new locale. There will be other things as well: a chance to buy property and the possibility of trying to have children.
The impending reality of all this is definitely moving me out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone is a pretty good piece of territory: a reasonably nice apartment that has been my home for 6.5 years and my home with Mrs. Geek for more than 3.5 years, a wonderful friend and companion in Mrs. Geek, a steady, reliable, and interesting job for that same 6.5 years, and some generally great people to help round out the journey. It's nothing that Mrs. Geek and I are eager to abandon, except for the glaring fact that it is far too expensive to buy a home in our current locale.
There are a lot of question marks and few certainties outside my comfort zone. What if the economy goes sour in the next year and I am low man on the seniority totem pole? What if that happens and Mrs. Geek and I have a child on the way? Where do I shop for groceries? Where do I get my haircut? Which doctors do I see? My faith in my own ability to bounce back and my faith in Mrs. Geek and the love in our relationship together are about the only things I feel I can truly count on.
That old Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times" keeps coming to mind. The times around here seem likely to get rather interesting very soon.
on 2007-03-07 at 12:43 p.m.
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