“When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found.”
Giggle away Soul, giggle away!
Well, our souls are giggling. Now, I wish I could say we are packed and ready to leave for Florida next month, but we have decided to stay in WI and keep with the 2012 plan.
What changed our minds? Well, several things. We talked for days and days on the pros and cons of why we should or shouldn’t move.
Why we should move:
- Job Opportunity
- Our Dream to live near Walt Disney World
- Be closer to new friends
- Change – letting go of the old.
Why we shouldn’t move:
- Support System
- I would need to quit my job
- Change in schools for both kids
- Change – relying on the new to sustain us.
To touch upon the above a bit more, why we wanted and still want to move is to live our dreams. Carl has more job opportunity there and less here. To live near Walt Disney World remains our constant dream and goal, and it will always be in the pro category. We would be able to hang out with our good friends Stephen and Judy, who just moved to FL 2 weeks ago. Before I move on, I want to touch upon these amazing people. I feel these two pave the way for so many who want to live out their dreams, take a leap of faith, and count on each other and their support system to help them on their journey. We love them so much, and we are so proud of them.
Now, why we shouldn’t move, as you have read above, encompasses more than that. We want to be responsible people, and responsible parents. If we had a guaranteed job there for Carl, it would help. But as we hear more about how much it takes to start up residency in any of the apartments, the high car insurance rates, and that the schools aren’t always the best, it’s easy to sit back and reevaluate. If it were Carl and I only, we would already be there. We are risk takers, sometimes its pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. It made sense to risk staying where we know so that if things get really bad, we have family and friends here to help us out, even if it’s in the smallest way.
Our plan will continue to be 2012. Carl will still be looking for a job in January of 2012, and possibly living there awhile to become a resident, making sure that potential employers in FL know that he is serious. Once he has the job, the apartment is next. The girls and I will head down once the apartment is secured, and that way we have time from now until then to save and secure our lives here first.
So until then, keep reading our blog, we will be back to writing about our favorite Disney memories and attractions soon. Sorry for the interruption, but life is like that. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog, thanks for reading!
~ Ellie Peters