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My big decision

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Being in a long distance relationship is hard. Really, really hard. We miss each other constantly and we never have enough time together. It can't go on forever, so one of us has to move. Since Luke has a young son (and I would NEVER ask him to move away from him) we decided that I would move. This is a huge decision for me, to move an 8 hour drive/hour flight away from all my family and friends, but it is the right thing to do; We want to be together.

So I made the decision that I would resign from my job effective the end of term 2 (July) and try to find a job in Wellington. If all else failed could always relieve. We started looking at rental properties, discussing who would bring which furniture. So, I was set, I had my references sorted and my CV typed up and I was ready to tell my boss that I was leaving. THEN...

I was offered an AMAZING opportunity at work. Incredible. I can't say much about it for security reasons, but I can say that I am implementing and managing a new program, and other schools may want the same program implemented in the future. It comes with a pay bonus, and will look outstanding on my CV. Did I mention I'm only in my second year of teaching? This is unheard of, for a second year teacher to be offered an opportunity like this. I would be crazy to turn it down. So I haven't.

Long story short, I am staying in Auckland for the rest of the year but I'll be moving as soon as I can at the end of the year, just before Christmas. It was a very hard decision, choosing between the man I love and the career I love. We decided together that opportunities like this don't come around much, and I have invested too much time and money into my career to turn down offers like this. An extra 5 months is manageable. We are committed to our relationship, and we will make this work.

Although it is hard being away from this cute face
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    emoticon Good that you both discussed and decided on this opportunity. Who knows what lies in the future...... emoticon
    1808 days ago
    I am very impressed that this was a decision that you BOTH discussed and came to an agreement together on. This was a mature and wise decision, I think. Who knows? Perhaps something similar will open up for you in Wellington!
    1808 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Wow!! Great opportunity! Congrats on that and I think you made a great decision - you will still be moving to be close to him as soon as you can, but you will get to take advantage of this wonderful career opportuinity!
    1808 days ago
    Congrats on the work situation! I was in a long distance relationship about the distance of yours for 7 years before he moved here and we got married, been married almost five years. =) It's tough, but you can last another 9 months or so. Just keep dreaming of the future and don't get too caught up in the distance. At least you guys are in the same country! (I am in the US and my husband is Canadian)
    1808 days ago
    Congratulations on your new work venture! Good luck with your move, which will happen soon!
    1808 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Very smart decision you made, in my opinion. Both of you seem to be on the same page, and that will get you through.
    1809 days ago
    1809 days ago
    Very mature decision! Good for you! emoticon
    1809 days ago
    Go girl, go.
    You are making a decision that will draw you closer to love and health.
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    1809 days ago
    Awesome! I admire the fact that you are both looking to the long term goals! So many couples don't!! Hooray!
    1809 days ago
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