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Extreme scoping

I've had a love-affair with Europe my entire adult life and want to live there one day. It's definitely a "one day" thing. Kevin isn't that excited about it. Because I'm not an EU citizen I'd have to work for a company that has clients or offices in Europe. I'm not ready at this point in my life to focus on career or travel. I've got a little one to consider. Either I win the lottery (Kevin plays even if I don't) or this gets relegated to the back burner. Out of scope.

I read an article yesterday that triggered a memory of a very magical area of the Delaware river. It involves two towns in two states, a bridge, lightly falling snow and little white lights. I got to thinking how you could get so much more house, enjoy public transportation and be able to spend weekends exploring so much more of the world if I lived there instead of here.

Initially I spent two seconds on work, dismissing it because healthcare is everywhere. I've never had a problem getting a job. Only later, after looking into so many other aspects did I really consider that back East I think they take education pretty seriously and by the way, I don't have the connections and references that I enjoy here. Not to say that it's impossible, but maybe moving and buying a first home at the same time might be difficult. I have almost 12 years at my current job. It's my understanding that that comes in handy.

Plus there are the parents who are enjoying being grandparents. Out of scope.

I am already beginning to work on things to get me closer to buying my first home. There's nothing I can research or dream about today.

What should I be researching?

How about wtf am I wearing to a wedding today?!?! How about that? It's not as fun as searching Zillo along the Delaware or deciphering public transport across the East Coast and definitely not nearly as exciting as planning future weekend get-aways such as Philadephia, Niagra, revolutionary war sites, Boston, DC, Toronto, Outer Banks, Cape Cod, Maine, Hamptons and NYC.

Guess I better do laundry.



Jun. 1st, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
"In" of scope?
1) Going and living somewhere new and exciting sounds like a great adventure!
2) There are airplanes - you can always visits grands
3) Buying a house is a pretty big deal, but not at all beyond you.

I say, hooray for adventure!!!
Jun. 2nd, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
1. Yes!
2. Nope. I guess it's just not a choice I'm willing to make right now. Kevin grew up next door to his grandparents and they played a large part in his life. I see my dad minimum once a week and Kevin's parents hang with J on Tuesdays followed by a family dinner. I can't imagine, since I'm the only one with the moving bug, that I'd be the cause of all that to end. Maybe I'll get over that one day but not right now.
3. Yes!