I came home to find D chest deep in a mini mid life crisis with respect to his work.
He just started with a new and much better department but is still feeling restless. Not even riding 100 km+ and all the other stuff he is into has shaken the feeling off. So he searched for career opportunities out west and spoke to contacts and recruiters while I was gone. We talked about it before I left but I didn't get the impression he was that serious.
We went through the real estate exercise a year or so ago and wasn't motivated enough to go further. Who knows what this may bring. Out of curiosity, I did a cursory look for myself. Sure there are openings but finding a part time one hasn't been fruitful. So, this new opportunity of D's would need to cover at least half of what I make to make it worthwhile and within my comfort zone.
He tells me if he is happily committed to working for the next 10 years, why not be in a "better" place sooner than later?
I can't argue with that logic. Neither of us are "in love" with where we are. And we've carved out the greatest life we could based on our resources. It's true we feel like we've "maxed out" on the best of our location.
Canada is big. Why not try living in a different part of it? We already are with our ski condo, why not make another place permanent? One thing's for sure, neither of us will miss the heavy humidity our region is known for. So choices are Pacific or Atlantic, elevation or sea level. It's kinda fun to dream but I've found it gets weary fast as I factor in all the financial and other logistical details etc.
Oh to be really young again, before I worried enough about stuff to veto ideas quickly.