Part of our trip to the wild west this summer was to solidify where the heck we want to move after Doug graduates. We have family all over the country, but we're both feeling good about moving westward. Dentistry is interesting because you usually can move to an area you like, work hard to make things work, and then you live in the same place the rest of your career. However, the big question is where to live. (WHERE?!)
It's been a heated discussion for us ever since we got engaged. We vowed to put it off until it was time to make that decision. Well, 5 years later... it's time to make that friggin decision.
So while we were in Washington and Colorado, we checked out some areas trying to look at them with different eyes... could we live here? Would Doug be able to do well here as a dentist? Would our children turn out okay if they lived here, or would they end up in prison? You know, standard questions.
Fortunately, I think we learned a lot on these trips. However, I think what we learned has only shown us how hard this is going to be on us. We feel tons of pressure, we both want the other to be happy yet we want to be happy ourselves, and we want to still like each other after this whole process is over.
So we're considering just hiring one of you to find him a job and us somewhere to live, and then you can present it all to us the day after his graduation.
And if we hate it? We'll just be mad at you, instead of each other. Let me know if you're interested.