Roll of the Dice

My wife and I are confronted within the next year with an interesting quandary.   Come August, we will be empty-nesters at a young age.  Our children will be either on their own or in college.  This puts us in a unique position to move onto the next stage of our life.  We still have around twenty years left in our professional careers, but where do we want to spend that?  Do we stay in our beloved small town?

At this point, it does not look like our children will stick around to start families here so there is really nothing other than a lifetime of friends holding us to this town.  We will however, keep our house and possibly move back here for retirement.  Do we take the plunge and move somewhere totally outside of our comfort zones and reap the rewards.  Do we live the life of nomads moving every couple of years to a new town just for the sake of new and exciting opportunities?  We almost feel like high school seniors trying to pick the right college.  What do you think?

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About SQLGator

Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on December 3, 2012, in Career Advice, Travel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. “Do we take the plunge and move somewhere totally outside of our comfort zones and reap the rewards. ”

    Yes! Do it! What have you got to lose? If you don’t like the place you’ve chosen, you can always move somewhere else or return home. There are jobs in every country, go for it!

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