Stay where you are but keep your options open for the right job and location, it sounds like there's plenty of time to make the move.
I live 15 minutes away from the beach here in Jax, and I'm trying to get closer, like looking at out of my window close, so I won't ever have to rely on cams ever again. I actually have my eyes set on a place in Melbourne sometime down the road if everything falls into place.
I definitely have time because I would like to pay off all our debt first and save up a little bit of coin to make the move possible, my guess is we'll be in a good position in about a year or so. Any longer than 2 years and we could end up stuck because of what David here says...
Originally Posted by David
Do it before you have or start thinking about kids, once that happens, you can forget it, or it will be 100 times harder.
The main obstacle is going to be finding new jobs before we move and finding a place to live all at the same time. I don't mind taking a bit of a pay cut to be closer to the water, but there is definitely a line I don't want to cross, as my wife isn't going to be too thrilled about being broke just so that I can surf daily (she doesn't surf really). If I could convince my company to allow me to work "remote" then that would solve a lot of problems, but not sure they'll go for that. I can work from home when I need to like I did yesterday when I had a dentist appointment but for a regular everday setup IDK if that'll fly.
Originally Posted by hanna
can't speak for others but money just doesn't compensate for lack of beach proximity....have turned down several opportunities to advance within my company because they would require relocation. i live about 90 seconds from the ocean - i just can't put a price on that.
+1 Hanna, everytime I have to get in the car and head home I think about this. I go through this mixture of emotions, on one hand i'm stoked I just got a session in, on the other i'm sad that i'm leaving and won't be back for a about a week, maybe longer depending on conditions, and I know that it'll be really good during the work week, so I will have to watch it on the cams while i'm working...
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