Better Things

Posted 05-30-2012 at 09:25 AM by Krista

Recently I posted about a possible move in our future. After much discussion and several tedious days of going over the pros and cons again and again, my husband decided to turn down the promotion he was offered. It would have required us to move, which is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, we would love better public schools for our girls, since they are nearing school age. On the other, we own a house and would have to spend a lot of money on fixing it up, and even so, the market being what it is right now there is no telling when or if it would sell.

Also, it would take him farther away from what he really wants to do, which is training and development, which is a passion of his. While the raise and position was significant, we decided it was best for us to stay where we’re at. Still, even though we both feel better now that the decision has been made, and we feel that it was the right decision for our family, there is always that bit of niggling doubt. If we weren’t meant to move, are we going to stay here forever, battling to get our kids into better schools? Will another promotion come around? If so, when?

In our uncertain world I find it discomforting not to know what is coming next. All we can do is make our lists of pros and cons and do what our heart tells us is best and hope that something better will come our way.

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3 Responses to “Better Things”

  1. mina on June 5th, 2012 10:35 am

    I kind of know how you feel as we’ve had many moves and a few job changes in our marriage. As far as the school issue goes, did you know that most states offer the option to cyber-school your children from home? It’s all state-certified, and is paid for w/ taxes just like the brick-and-mortar school in your district. This has been a nice in-between for people who don’t want their kids in a completely conventional system but who want a safety net as they venture down a different path – which also helps if you have a family member helping w/ childcare – less stress for him/her to be a tutor. Just a thought. In any case, you don’t have to have a garage sale and spend the next month packing and stressing about new neighborhoods, right? I love the feeling be being home.

  2. Psychology on June 6th, 2012 3:25 pm

    Very well said, I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for the share~

  3. Krista on June 6th, 2012 10:27 pm

    Thank you for reading!

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