Monday, March 19, 2012

Our Pursuit of Happiness

I haven’t been writing much lately. For one, because I haven’t had a lot of time to- I have been working a lot, it was my daughter’s third birthday, etc. And also because I have felt a little disheartened by the whole blogging thing. Even when I do write, I don’t seem to get very many readers anymore.
However, the show must go on and I really do love writing, so you’re not going to be rid of me just yet…
My husband’s retirement is approaching fast. We had been desperately trying to decide where to move and what to do. Somehow we just weren’t getting anywhere with our thought-process. So I decided to try looking at this new phase in our lives from a different angle. I asked A to think about what job would really make him happy, something that he would truly enjoy doing. It actually didn’t even take him very long to think about it: Despite his BS in Management and many years of working in a managerial position, he wants to be a motorcycle mechanic!
He looked into different options for school and found a program he liked in Orlando, FL. He applied and was accepted, so we will be moving to Orlando in about four months.
Not exactly what I had expected. Orlando wasn’t even anywhere near any of the places we had considered moving. And with A going to school full time, we will have a lot less money than we do now. But he is going after what feels right to him and that is the most important thing for us right now.
After all, what good is a well paying job if you hate going there? What use is all the money in the world if your husband has to work so much that you never get to spend any time with him?
I think he made a great decision and that he has chosen something he will enjoy doing for years to come. We’ll just spend 18 or so months in Orlando and see where it takes us from there. I am excited!