Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Solving problems after 17 years

In case none of you have noticed, I am not very satisfied with my current situation. In fact, it is making me bananas. I am satisfactionally challenged, always have been probably always will be. But, now, my son is one year old and I was too stupid to embrace that first year and too bust to really enjoy it. This makes me madder than putting on a skirt that is too tight.

Hubby and I have been together for nearly 17 years. We have seen the very best, faced the biggest challenges, make critical decisions throughout our lives together. We have been through a lot and had fun with it at every turn. So, the time is upon us to determine our next move because the current situation is simply unacceptable. I do not enjoy my job, our city is chronically overpriced and we have pretty much no friends and our families are more than 2,000 miles away (YEAH for some, BOOO for others).

Like any good married couple, we took a bottle of wine, a pad of paper and a pen and mapped out what ideal looks like. Then, we mapped out how we are going to get there. I love when there is a plan. It makes me feel much calmer and more secure. It even cures most hangovers!


serket said...

Do you currently live in Illinois? It looks like you'll probably have to move. Hopefully you and your husband can find jobs elsewhere.

chlorinejenny said...

so, where are you going? What are you going to do?

Keep me posted. This must be exciting for you.

Working Mom said...

We live out west. We are exploring all options. We are hoping to both go part time for now and then make decisions about location after we see how that goes. It is simply too hard working full time. I am missing way too much!