When life decided to lay me off, it also did me a favor in making some decisions we’ve been shying away from.
When we moved to New Hampshire, we knew it wasn’t going to be forever. Mostly because my boyfriend’s job is based in New Jersey and in order for him to move up he should really be there and not working remotely as he has been. We took the leap of faith for my career and came to New Hampshire with the intent of moving back to New Jersey in a few years.
It was touch and go for a while as I struggled to adjust to my new job, not wanting to find a different job just to move in a year or so. Getting laid off kind of moved up our timeline and made the decision for us.
It only makes sense to move again and I’m pretty crushed about it. I can get over the loss of my job, I am relatively new to my field and was thinking of narrowing my focus anyway. But losing our home of the last year and a half is a hard blow, even though I knew it was coming eventually.
Now I have a lot to think about and a lot of plans to put into place as I deal with unemployment and a move in the future. It’s just a lot. Life made the decision for me, but I just didn’t feel ready for it.