|Sunset over Lake Champlain from Burlington, VT|
As of around 10 this morning, we have to move out of our house by September 1st. No, it didn't sell. We rented it.
We put it up on Craigslist last weekend and on Tuesday night we showed it to a group of young guys, about our age actually, who we have ended up renting it to. We put it up for rent on a whim, just to see if there was any interest. There was no need for us to sign today, other than to give us incentive to get moving. To shake off the rust brought on by the stagnation of the past few months.
So what next?
Option 1) My work has offered me a transfer to Burlington, VT. We have an office there that has loads of potential to grow, and they see me as someone who could grow it. This option has a lot going for it: Burlington is a great town, there are good cruising grounds there where we could hone our skills in the next year or two, I'd have the potential to make more money.
Option 2) Move to the Caribbean. I know, its kind of like cheating to just move there without getting a boat and cruising there, right? But we were talking about it and thought, why the heck not? It's easy to move to the USVI, and if we go down in October/November there are bound to be plenty of job openings in the tourist industry. Fun stuff like being a mate on a sailboat. Or maybe we start our own little business.
Obviously option 1 is the safe option and option 2 is the "what the f**k do you kids think you are doing?" option. But life is short, we (probably) only get one shot, so we have to figure out what is really going to make us happy.
No one can give us permission to go with either option except ourselves. We just have to have the courage to sign that permission slip and hand it to the principal and go...