Last week Cory’s company offered him a six-month job in Hong Kong. And we turned it down. I could give you a dozen reasons why we chose not to take this offer, but it really comes down to timing. As much as I love new adventures, I don’t like them when my current adventure still feels new.
This is all still exciting – being back closer to home, the farm, the chickens, the remodeling (except for the icky parts). I like where we are right now, and I’m not ready to make a change yet, even a short-lived one.
I know all of this would still be waiting for me in six months when we got back, but it would have lost some of its newness. And anyone who’s ever done a foreign exchange knows that more often than not, six months turns into twelve months that turns into eighteen months, and so on. I just don’t want to take that risk right now.
For me to turn down any sort of international travel has to mean I’m something different than I previously was. I’m going to go with content. Or settled. That’s what I am right now. Not old, not boring, just settled.
There’s things I’d like to see play out here before I decide to try something new.
So, Hong Kong? Ask us again in a few years and we’ll likely say yes. Unless, of course, Australia or London has gotten to us first.