Sometimes I think back about milestones in my life. I'm still a little shocked I quit working at Westinghouse to move to California. I was super stressed from working there but quitting in this economy was super stressful. Quitting while still owning a house so going from 2 incomes and 1 house payment a month to 2 payments and 1 income was just hard. I didn't ask about telecommuting at all. I didn't think my position would really do that or didn't ask about transferring to the San Jose office. I briefly looked into it but the job was also really stressful so I just thought I'd be done with it. But then as time went on and I applied to a ton of jobs and never got any offers I started to really regret how I left things. Also a friend moved and did telecommuting for a year. That would have been nice. Too bad her position would work for that and mine would not. I was way underpaid for what I was doing too (based on what other people's positions were doing my job not just based on the thought that I deserved more).
Now after not working a year, I still think about the decisions. I probably wouldn't have done things differently. I still wish I could meet more people around here. If I had a job, I'd meet more people. That's a tough thing. I don't seem to ever meet people besides at work.
Now that it's been a little over 6 months since we sold our house, money isn't as stressful. I'm still not randomly buying things like we used to and am really thinking about purchases. I realize I need much less than I thought. I also realize I still have too much junk.
Just thought I'd share my random thoughts about moving. I have other random thoughts going through my head at any given time.