Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Next Big Adventure - Part 1

I'm moving.

Not any time in the very soon future, but I am moving.

Probably in January.

I've decided to make The Next Big Adventure a series of posts, so you'll get to follow the progress of my move, inch by inch (figuratively speaking). Lucky you!

Tonight I'm working on resumes. I'm going to have a resume that focuses on my audiology experience and skills, another that highlights my economics background, and another resume that is for basic business jobs.

I'm also going to ponder where I would want to move. Portland, OR is still the front-runner, and I'll be doing most of my job hunting around that area, but why limit myself? Really, at this point I just want to go somewhere!!!

Not that it won't be hard to leave. This past weekend I had a sleepover with Porter and Brooke. Before he fell asleep, Porter asked me why I want to move away. He was staring up at me with puppy dog eyes and I wanted to just hug him and say I'd never leave. Instead, I told him that I need an adventure. He asked if I was just going to go for a little while then come back. I said probably not, that I'd live there like I live here now. Then he shot the fatal arrow, Won't you miss me, though. Deep sigh from me. Did my boss put you up to this?

I wouldn't put it past him.

Stay tuned...


Framed said...

I can just picture Porter's sad eyes. What a mean, mean aunt.

I can't blame you for wanting adventure. But Portland? It's so far away. Can't you find adventure in Roosevelt?

Cassie said...

Aaahh! If I gave you sad puppy dog eyes would you move to Salt Lake? Actually I'm excited for you because I love having people to visit in places I've never been.

Cardine said...

Well, I would be lying if I said that I couldn't see Porter's side of this issue.

But, I hope that you end up making the decision that is right for you, and I believe that you will.

Sometimes I feel like I need an adventure, so then I go on vacation. I will miss you and having a social life.

tearese said...

YOu could always move to Western Washington so that I can still live there vicariously through you!

James & Melissa's Family said...

Good for you! I know that you have been wanting to move, now is as good as any. Not to say that I won't miss you, but that is what email is for, right. And maybe sometime I can come visit, that is if I can ever get away from my family. Good luck!

Booklogged said...

Oh, Julie - Portland! How exciting. I vote for Portland, Chicago, Quebec City, St. John's, Charlottestown....
The list could go on for awhile. I think I need a trip to the northwest in the spring, so if you could get good and settled in by then, it would be perfect! You know I'm talking with my tongue in my cheek. Really it's exciting.

Those little kids will surely miss you, won't they. As will everyone else.

Booklogged said...

Julie, I have tagged you for a middle name meme. If you want to do it you can check mine out at A Reader's Journal.