State of the Life in A restart

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 10:14 p.m.
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I thought that since it’s been a few months since I was around here last, and probably a year since I was writing anywhere regularly, that I would just summarize where life is right now. (And maybe since I’m starting over here, this could be an introduction for anyone who doesn’t know me)

Right now things are pretty good. I have been married for a little over 4 years, we live downtown in a major city, in a loft that we own. I work in health care IT and she is a speech language pathologist. We are both lucky to come from good backgrounds, good family background, good upbringings, parents that encouraged us to get educated. We both have master’s degrees, hers is in speech and I have an MBA. I’m 40, she is 38. That’s all good. We’re stable and not struggling financially and the value of all that is not lost on me.

So yeah, through a combinations of blessings and hard work we’re in a very good position that we’re thankful for. Things are good between us, we’ve never had a super hard time in our relationship or anything like that. We’re very blessed. No children at this point, I’m not sure what will happen there. I’m indifferent to the idea, she is for it but we both feel like we can be happy either way.

The next things up in life are to decide what the medium term future looks like. We keep talking about moving to another part of the country for a variety of reasons, and we have started looking harder at that - maybe as a Summer 2020 time frame. It would be nice to be in a place where the cost of living is lower, taxes are lower, where the climate is nicer, things like that. We live in the city right now but our city seems to be going downhill, so we’re ready to get out. I think we’d both feel more culturally at home in another place as well.

So I’ve started looking at jobs and potential cities where we might go if we did move. We both have jobs where our skills are in demand, and our jobs exist in every city, which is great. We can just pick out where we’d want to go and start looking. If I had to guess, I think we’ll end up in Florida where I lived once, but time will tell. It’s a little early to look at jobs for a June move at this time.

Things are good with her family, everyone is healthy and happy. Things are just ok with my family, everyone is healthy but there’s been a lot of strife between my parents and my brother and his girlfriend. They had a baby last year and things between her and my mother were very bad and dramatic for a while. Now I think they basically ignore each other which is also hard on everyone. I don’t personally have an issue with either side, I’m cool with both of them, but now everything is awkward when people in your family can’t be in the same place. And now there is a baby growing up and it’s just not all how it should be.

So yeah. That’s a look at things right now. We have a lot of friends here, we’re active in church, we go to the gym as much as we have time for, I spend a lot of time on guitar and learning about music as my main hobby.

So that’s it. Life is full and good right now.

Last updated February 13, 2020

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