Two months ago, I asked for your help with a pretty significant life decision. I was given a conditional offer of employment to work for a different government agency. It was pretty much an offer for my dream job. The dilemma came, however, with the stipulations of the offer. I had to be willing to relocate at the needs of the agency. Big problem for me, seeing that I really really really want to end up moving back to the Seattle area.
I’m glad to say I have finally reached a decision and am pursuing the job. Actually, I have always been pursuing the job, but I have finally reached a point of contentment knowing that I could end up working in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania (it is a real place) and be a happy Special Agent Ninja.
Although my two goals (residence and employment) conflicted, I was easily able to chose employment as my focus. Why? It’s simple really. There is a possibility I could be sent to work in Seattle, thus killing two birds with one stone. The second reason: Even if I do get sent to Blue Ball, PA, there isn’t anything saying that I wont fall in love with that area. Just because it’s not where I wanted to be, doesn’t mean I can’t have a good life.
I was caught up thinking that Seattle was the only place I could begin my adult life, but now understand that there are plenty of other places that could be pretty sweet. If I give up the position, I’ll spend the rest of my life wondering what I was missing out on.
It seems like the vote was split on my last post. About half saying they would relocate in a minute for their dream job, while the other half said it would be very difficult to think about leaving their town. If you didn’t respond to the last article, drop me a line and let me know what you would do. Dream job or dream location?