My husband was notified of a job opportunity in his field in Dublin. The offer sounds like a wonderful opportunity, a huge pay increase, it is in Dublin, Ireland......did I mention that it was in Dublin.
I love Ireland! I really only moved to the United States as it is closer to Ireland than Australia is. Hey, don't get me wrong. I do love living in the USA otherwise I would've moved on long ago. Then again we always had the dilemma of not being able to return to Australia with our pet ferrets, so maybe that is one reason for us being here. Four reasons, actually. The Australian government were changing the importation laws when we left Australia with one of our ferrets, Zonk, but like all governments they tend to take awhile to get anything done.
We are also really settled here in Seattle. We live in a great apartment in Capital Hill, have some really wonderful friends, my husband just received a substantial pay rise, I work for a wonderful Architect Firm who pay me well for the little I do. And I am just about to start a degree course at a college that is only 5 mins. from my home. So life is pretty good at the moment.
On the other hand, Dublin is a wonderful, vibrant city. I could find a job really easy, continue studying in Dublin, be closer to family and friends. I have relatives and friends in Ireland and England. I also have a couple of close Australian friends living in both Austria and France, we would basically be neighbours. I have always wanted to live in Ireland, and have always talked about giving birth to my child in Ireland. Ok so I am not thinking about having a baby just yet, but at least I will be in the right country just in case I get the urge??
But do I really want to contemplate a major mood right now? Nah, lets give it another 12 months and then we'll think about moving?