If it seems like we’ve been a little bit busy and distracted lately, you’d be right. Soon Baby Girl’s gonna be eating her feet in a new place. Yup, we’re moving. To Utah. In two weeks. Gulp.
Our lives have been a whirlwind for the last couple of months, beginning in May when the company Johnny worked for laid off 20% of its employees, including Johnny. It was life as usual and then suddenly 2/3 of our income had performed a very unexpected disappearing act.
As you can imagine, this turn of events greatly impacted our budget, which we’ll talk about more in the coming weeks. And Johnny cycled through all the emotional stages of job loss, including the part where you get a new job (hooray!).
While we were making decisions and as Johnny was interviewing for jobs in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Salt Lake, we kept asking ourselves over and over, What’s our end game? Which job will help us accomplish it?
Which ultimately led to Johnny accepting this new job. He’ll have a better work-life balance — a separation between work life and home life (yay!), and a commute that’s short enough for him to come home for lunch! We’re thrilled. And excited. And overwhelmed/stressed to the max. But mostly just very thankful and really excited.
We’re not sure that Utah fits our forever place bill, but right now it’s the place for us to be. Now, can someone please tell us how to keep from pulling a fast one on our budget during this whole moving process? K, thanks.