Saturday, November 14, 2009

Heading Home...

It's been about 7 1/2 months in the making...ever since we agreed to leave Richmond for a job opportunity for myself in King of Prussia, PA (both my husband and I were unemployed...we had few options, really) we have been searching for a way to return.  Over the past month, I've been interviewing with a small/medium sized company back home, and I was made the offer last Friday.  You would think that it was an easy decision, but we have found over the past year that no decision is easy anymore...every decision has compromise or consequence, and at times it renders us incapable of making decisions.  It is during those times that I am so thankful for my pups...when I get overwhelmed, I take a break from thinking everything through and snuggle with them.  Sure, they don't understand exactly what's wrong, but they know mommy needs snuggle time, and they are happy to oblige.

So, decision time...stay in KoP, PA where I am really liking my job, but let's face it, the area is not anywhere I ever wanted to be?  Or, take a job that I may regret...I've done similar jobs before, and honestly, hated it.  But, we'd get to go home...and the company really is super fantastic- it's everything that companies always say they are, but this one actually follows through with it.  That's refreshing.  Another option was sneaking onto the table as well, but nothing will be happening with that one until the new year, so for now, it's between KoP & Richmond.  Did I mention that Kenney interviewed at my current company in KoP, and they planned on making him an offer next week?  Yeah...what rotten luck to have during a recession, right?  We've found our problem to be too many options.  It's a blessing and a curse.

So, after changing our minds 12 times in the course of 4 days...it was 11:50am on Wednesday, and I was supposed to have called the company that morning to tell them of my decision and still had not.  One last conference with the hubby...had to make a decision.  Taking everything else out of the equation...I want to go home.  I want to be in my house. I want to be where I have friends, and I can do at least some of the stuff that makes me who I am.  Decision made.  We're going home.

I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.  One obstacle down...I'm getting out of this god-forsaken town and moving back home (probably over Thanksgiving weekend).  There is still another option on the table, but we're just taking it one day at a time.  Yes, it means that my current company will not be making Kenney an offer...which does suck quite a bit.  He'll continue consulting in Chicago- he at least has a couple very good friends to keep him company there.  We'll just let Future Amanda and Kenney worry about the rest of it.

Aaaah...it will be good to be home for Christmas!

I'll leave you with a couple of photos taken about 2 weeks ago at St. John's Church in Richmond...I can't wait to get back!

The handsome husband...this actually was taken on our 2nd Wedding Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 2 years already!


I was fascinated by this piling of stones and headstones...I think it's beautiful.

2 comments:

gyeong said...

Yeah! Glad you guys are heading back. I'm sure your pups will be happy to see their old friends too.

Harvey and Jackson said...

Hi! I'm just now reading this... hooray! When will you be home?