Thursday, August 7, 2008

Where Is Indiana???

 
So as if my life hasn't been through enough changes, Brett just got a job offer in Indianapolis, Indiana.  It is a management position with Comcast which means a promotion, more money, and a lot more experience.  They are flying both of us out there next weekend, putting us up in a fancy hotel, and taking us around the city to check it out.  Wow!  They really want Brett.
 
Now that I don't have my mom to bounce the idea off of, I am coming to all of you.  

Here are the pros:
1-More $$$
2-A fun adventure for our family (I've never lived outside of Utah)
3-Good experience for Brett so we'd be better off when (not if) we come back to Utah.

Here are the cons:
1-Selling our house in a bad market.  I think houses are selling for less than we bought ours for:(
2-Moving away from my family.  I've leaned on them so much these last 3 months...okay...30 years!!
3-Leaving Utah.  It's all I've ever known and I love it here.

So what do you think??

16 comments:

Becky, yep said...

WHAT?!?!
You GO FOR IT! What an adventure! Your family will support you in whatever you guys do and it gives them a fun? place to come visit!

the clements family said...

I will be totally jealous! You will be closer to my family than me. Sounds like a tough decision. I am sure that you will have great experiences which ever you choose!

Debbie said...

We'll talk tomorrow. My stomach just flipped just like the rest of your family's did. But I have to say it is a nice city.

Utah Giffords said...

So we think you'd have a blast on a LITTLE jaunt outside Utah. You'd be so much closer to the east coast-which is one of our favorite places to visit. Plus if it's enough of a pay raise to tempt you it may be good to put your family in a better position to someday come back. I'd not stress over your house until hear the relocation package. Sometimes companies will offer a buy-out option, realtor fees, and/or closing costs. Jason wants to know if he can have Brett's job...

Kelli said...

Wowzers!!! Sounds exciting...if I could pick up and move right now, I totally would. But I understand how close you are with your family, especially lately. But Indiana is closer to me!!! Are there any openings in VA??? Oh! That would be so awesome to have you close by! I'm going to try and call ya this evening on my way to seminary training...did I tell ya I'm going to be teaching seminary? YUP! I'm really excited, crazy as that sounds. I'll try ya around 4:30 your time. :)

The Gatherum Family said...

I am such a homebody, but I sometimes I think I wish we had moved. Neal had several opportunities to move across the country and we always ended up declining them for various reasons...it would be a great adventure, anytime it equals more money, that is enticing...hmmm, I will be interested to see how your trip goes and what you guys decide. I'm thinking of you today. Hope you are doing as well as can be expected. Love ya.

~Tiffany~ said...

NO, don't go! I would miss you guys so much! It does sound like a really tempting offer. I think it would be fun to live outside of Utah. This will be such a tough decision. I think you will have a better idea after you have visited! Keep us posted!

Dawn said...

You know what Mom would say... "Oh no, don't go!" and then she would say... "Go where your husband goes and enjoy the adventure!!"
I will come and visit and we will get you home once or twice a year. You will be giving us a vacation spot and a reason to take a trip other than St. George.
I KNOW you will be fine and you will find a happy place to get you through.
I was so grateful when you drove us to Pittsburgh and said - "Have fun! This placed is gross and I'm glad I'm outta here!" You validated my thoughts and feelings and then you came and visited. It meant so much to me. I will come visit!!
AT LEAST have a fun weekend, checking out the state and then pray your guts out to KNOW that is where you should be and then... pack your bags. ;)
I love you and am here to listen and help!!

estanworth said...

I would be sad- because that is a lot futher than Utah, but I'd love to come visit. It would be for sure a great adventure!!

Shauna said...

I think it would be a good experience. You wouldn't have your family but I bet your ward would be your family and it would be fun.

Kami said...

It might be good for you guys, although with everything that is going on, I might be too much. I think change is good...for a few years. :)

Carolyn said...

It sounds like a great opportunity! I know change is scary and difficult, but I think you will love it if you make the move. You will discover that living in a place where LDS people are in the minority is not a big deal--it's just normal. You will learn more about people of other faiths and cultures. We feel like not living close to our extended family has helped strengthen our own little family because we have to rely more on each other. I've never been to Indiana, but we've been in Michigan for the summer and I'm surprised at how much I love this part of the country. I'll miss it when we go back to New Hampshire in September. I've come to the conclusion that with a good attitude (which I know you have) you can be happy anywhere.

Staci said...

It seems like all my friends that have moved out of Utah (even though their families still live here) have all had or are having a good experience. It does seem like it brings couples closer together just having each other to lean on . Most of my family lives here and I know it would be a hard decision to leave. Hopefully your answer will be validated either way once you go visit Indiana.

Liz said...

I love new adventures. When Steve and I had to move away from family I was blown away at how much stronger we became as a family. I always thought that we had a really good marriage and then when we were away from everyone and only had each other we really had to strengthen our marriage to make it through. I loved the experience and keep telling him to try and find a job over seas!
But of course we do not want you to go. You guys are so much fun.
I am so sorry about your mom, I know that I am so late in this but we have been out of town so much lately. I think about you all the time and I hope that you are doing as well as possible. Your mothers obituary was beautiful. I am really sorry for you and your family.

Kristine said...

There is nothing better than living in the mission field, not that Utah isn't but ya know! I still remember the special spirit in our ward in California and I was younger than 8! You would have such a great opportunity to cement the unity in your own little family...relying on just eachother, not that your mom's illness hasn't done that for you already! It sounds awesome, I'm sure you'll make the best decision for you and yours.

Marti said...

It sounds like it could be a great opportunity. For me, I could never leave. I just would be to home sick! I have to be around family! You have to do what makes sense for your family. If I had a guarantee I would be back in a couple years, I might do it.