When we had our first baby a little over two years ago, Brian was promoted within his company to a location five minutes away from the house. He was able to come home during lunch time and help me deal with our not-so-easygoing baby. In the early days, while I was dealing with postpartum depression, it was a comfort to know that I would have a little break and watch the clock tick to noon where I could say, “Here, take her!” when Brian walked though the door. I have appreciated his half-day Fridays, the days where he could dash home if there was an emergency (like that time when Bunny locked herself in our bedroom!), and just the knowledge that didn’t have a long commute.
We called Bunny his good luck charm as far as the job opportunity went.
In the last month of my pregnancy with Nagini, Brian casually began applying for job openings in a particular engineering field that he wanted to get into. We didn’t think too much of it, since we had a new baby on the way. Plus, we were tentatively planning on putting our house on the market and looking into other nearby neighborhoods. We were making plans here.
Virginia has been our home together for 14 years, and for me, the last 17 years. We get to experience all four seasons. We are conveniently located. Plus, a flight to Orlando is only an hour away!
Two weeks after giving birth to Nagini, Brian flew to Texas for a job interview. It didn’t work out, and all the same, we kept our minds planted with the idea that we would stay here anyway. It was just a good opportunity to practice his interviewing skills.
Earlier this month, Brian flew out to Texas again for a job interview with another company. He had a dinner “interview” on Thursday night, and his real interview on Friday. On Saturday, HR called to tell him they were going to make an offer.
We are moving to Texas.
The company is doing some amazing things to help us relocate. The benefits are great. They are so good, I keep asking Brian if this company is real!
I think Nagini also wanted to be her dad’s good luck charm for job opportunities too.
Emotionally we are fluctuating from “This isn’t happening” to “Oh my goodness, there is so much to do” to “What have we gotten ourselves into?”
These next couple of months are going to be challenging, exciting and emotional.
I will miss Virginia.