Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This door has closed

The post I have dreamed about writing.  I have imagined in my head a million times what I would say, how I would say it.  Now, it all seems sort of flat.  Now that it has happened, it is sort of anti-climatic. 

Bob got a job.  He actually got 2 offers.  Since you can't have 2 full-time jobs he had to choose.  Both offers had their pluses and minuses.  In the end he chose the one he wanted most, in spite of the fact that it was not really more money.  In this economy, he got 2 offers, and potentially, had the timing worked out he could have had 3.

There was a safe, comfortable choice and a risky, high potential choice.  When we came out here, we took a risk.  I think we were a bit cavalier about the whole thing.  Things were bright and shiny in Connecticut.  We had the world by the balls.  Nothin' bad would ever happen to us.  This whole experience has been humbling in that respect.  It doesn't really matter how good you are, shit happens.

So, here we are, faced with the challenge of choosing between risky and safe.  We chose risky once, and it didn't work out so well for us.  So, the intelligent choice would be to chose safe right?  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That said, no one ever got rich or had a great opportunity by playing it safe.  Playing it safe means that you are going to do the same thing over and over.  Didn't we just say that was the definition of insanity?

We went round and round about this, one minute safe would be the winner.  The next minute risky would be in the lead.  Risky, safe, risky, safe.  What to do.  At no point did either company make is easy by giving us an offer that was clearly better.

We have learned a lot in the last 24 months, especially the last 12.  It would seem this was some sort of final test, to see if we got it.  If we understood.  I don't know if we understood, or if we made the right choice.  Time will tell.  Since no one ponied up to let me borrow/buy their life decoder ring, we chose.

We chose the way we always have, risky.  Because well, Bob was lookin' for a job when he got this one.  We hope and pray that this time it will work out better than last time.  Perhaps last time was a fluke.  This isn't the first risk we have taken.  Generally they have paid off well for us.

So, keep praying for us.  We will keep praying for you.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who supported us during this difficult time.  We truly love and appreciate everyone of you.  Seriously, we would not have made it if it wasn't for you.  You know who you are!

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