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Friday, January 14, 2011

Needing to Remember What I've Always Believed

My husband is in a job that moves us around.  A lot.  In the last 10 years, we've moved 4 times.  And, we are on the move again this summer.  There are multiple issues surrounding this move.  Our daughter is starting kindergarten in the fall and it's important that we go to a community with a good school. 

courtesy of google images

Let me rewind a little..

We live in the extreme north of Canada.  Like, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle.  North.  A lot of the communities up here have a lot of social problems, alcohol problems, etc., therefore, they maybe aren't the best place for your kids to be socializing.  However, these communities sometimes have wonderful teachers at their schools, a lot of times, these teachers also come from the south to work.  Many times, it is difficult to find anything for your kids to do in the community, and with the extreme cold weather, we don't even leave the house on a lot of winter days.

Why are we here, you ask?  Well, with our kids being so young, and with my hubby gaining a promotion to move up here, along with the fact that there is a lot of money to be made up here (read: savings for the kids' educations and our retirements), it seemed attractive to us.  And for the most part, the north is a wonderful place.  I come from a place of extreme cold in the winter from time to time, and we are normally home bodies anyway, so this place kind of fits like a sheepskin glove, so to speak.

We have an opportunity to move to a place where hubby will be working away 2 nights a week, and we only get paid to travel home 1 time a year (as opposed to 2 where we are here).  It's more expensive to get out of (there is a road, and it's a 7 hour drive to much cheaper flights).  The major up side is that the school and preschool in this town is apparently very good.  The more I think about it, and talk about it with my other half, the more sense it makes to us, and the more we are leaning to moving here.  In the end, with all other details out of the way, the experience for the kids is the most important thing here. 

I must sound pretty conflicted, and apologize for babbling, but, like I said - the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.  I love coming to cold, hard convictions.  Hopefully this will be one of them.

And, I need to remember what I've always believed - you are always just where you should be, and you are where you are for a reason. 

Sometimes easier said than done, but in this case, I might be starting to buy it...

1 comment:

S.I.F. said...

I'm one of those people who takes forever coming to hard and fast decisions, but once I'm there? I'm all there! Glad you are coming to a good place with this though... a move like that is a big deal, so it's important to be all on board! :)