Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tough Decisions


Life is filled with decisions. A lot of them are tough to make. This is one of those times.

I have an opportunity. I can't decide how I feel about this, whether it is a good move for me or a dead-end.  I don't know if anyone can answer that for me, though. Actually I have 2 opportunities, to be honest. One of them I have this little bad feeling about. Everything looks shiny and good and yet something that was said stuck  with me and made me think if I can find another one I should let this one go.

I have an opportunity to move to Nashville. Do you ever watch that TV show about Nashville with the cheerleader from "Heroes" sleeping around and  her mother sleeping around and everyone sleeping around and sometimes there's singing? Yeah, well I have an opportunity to move there, not to be on that show or anything.


It would be a major ordeal to do this. I have a house where I am now. And the housing market here is really, really bad. And my significant other has a job here and they greatly value her at this job. But for her to describe her value to a new company in Nashville would be difficult. She's very nervous about that.

So, if I do this it means finding an apartment, moving into it in 2 weeks time, and living a very sparse bachelor's existence for an indefinite period of time with a LOT of traveling to really wear me out week in and week out and possibly kill me if some lunatic in an 18-wheeler beheads me with a sudden lane change (this happens A LOT on the interstate I'll be traveling most often.) It's a rough drive and it'll be every week, twice.


Then again, its Nashville. And Nashville is a nice place. Everyone who lives in Nashville loves Nashville. And what would that be like, to live in a place that everyone living there loves?


11 comments:

  1. I don't know anything about Nashville except what you said, people love it. What you need to do is see if you can picture yourself living somewhere else. I did this the other day. Where would you want to spend Christmas, how close are you with your friends? What do you look for in a place to live? I personally can't imagine being anywhere but where I am. There isn't a damn thing that would make me move.

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    1. JulieMaloney, I have one old friend who lives there. Beyond that, I don't know if there is anyone else I know in Nashville. But it does put me closer to my family. We would have to make new friends. How hard that will be to do I don't know. That's probably the scariest part, whether we will find new friends or not, and knowing that our old friends in this town will forget us.

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  2. Good luck with your decision making............it's a hard one!!! Can you do the drive every second week instead (stay in Nashville for the weekend)............make sure YOU will be getting something out of this!!!

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    1. AlleyCat, I could, and it may have to be that way. The hard part about this long-distance thing is that on the weekends I stay there I will be all alone and sooo lonely.

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    2. Hmmmmmm I vote you use your "lonely" weekend to gym & guitar practice............you may even make some friends that way???

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    3. AlleyCat, see, I'm thinking all my lonely weeknights are going to involve the gym and guitar practice. And then on weekends I'll be left trying to find something interesting to do, maybe at a museum or something.

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    4. Ok then! Weekends shall be spent 2 months - sight seeing. Next few??? Um, join a club of some sort???

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  3. That is so so tricky!!! In the end all of these things boil down to making good friends - it may be easy to make friends there I don't know. I know from experience that if you can be in the coolest place in the world but if you're lonely you learn to hate it.

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    1. AboutLastWeekend, that is the key for me, too. If I have friends I can make due with any place, but if I feel alone and lonely then the coolest place on earth is hell to me.

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