Most people who know me well know that I am not a fan of change. Not only not a fan - I hate change. With what Geoff and I are about to do, everything will change. But, for this change, I’m going to try something new. I am going to embrace the change and focus on the positives. I don’t want to think about the things I’m giving up (which is basically everything material). I want to focus on the life experience I am going to gain and how much I will grow as a person being put into a place where I know no one and I know very little about. I’ve lived my life so far taking minimal risk, always going for the safe bet, but this time I’m ready to step out and do something unexpected. It may not work out or it may be the best decision of my life, but either way I know it will be something that I’ll be so happy that I gave a chance. We’re moving to Ireland.
In January Geoff and I were talking about New Year's’ Resolutions, I told Geoff that I have this feeling, sort of a nagging thought, that I want to do something unexpected. I felt bored with my life (but not unhappy). So far in life, I had always chosen the easy road. I was a good student, went to a college just an hour from home, started my career at the company where I was an intern, and moved into a house less than a mile from the elementary school I went to. I’m not saying that I regret any one of these things at all. They were just easy choices. I’m so happy with my life, but I want to take a risk. I want to step out without the fear of failing. Geoff said to me: Then let’s do something about it.
So I went into work and asked if I there was a possibility for me to take a position in the Dublin office, and the answer was yes. After many meetings, a lot of paperwork, and a new passport, we’re we’re packing up a couple boxes, selling our house, and buying one way tickets to Dublin.