The phases of a romantic plan parallel our experience. We entered the “lust” phase….All thoughts all the time revolved around making the move happen.
Steps to move for us looked like this (seriously, I don’t exaggerate when I say I’m a check-it-off-the-list person):
- Get married
- Steve to finish degree
- Julie to land teaching job in the Boulder/Denver area
- Find tenant for our California home
I scoped out school districts and began a marketing campaign to land a job. Sheesh, there wasn’t a principal that I didn’t send a packet to or call until I got through when it came to schools I was interested in working for!
When I found the hot spots we took a meet-and-greet/where to live trip back to Colorado. This time, we didn’t rough it like our road trip; we stayed in a nice hotel and lived it up for a few days.
Later I flew to Fort Collins for a job fair for teachers to up my odds of being hired as an out-of-state candidate.
A couple phone interviews led to job offers.
Lust turned reality!
Disclaimer: Everyone must follow their own life journey…this may not mean you live by family. These pieces are not a value statement about the lives and choices of other rather a reflection of a personal journey.