Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The News We've Been Waiting For

Originally written 5/27/13

Matt has been helping out with projects at his company's London office for over a year and a half now.  Whenever they needed help, he did not hesitate to fly over.  This is because London is a town we adore.  I’ve been there six times in seven years, and Matt has been there many more due to return visits for work.  

I frequently joked that he should try to get a transfer to the London office, but it was never the right time.  He would be ready to go, but I had reservations.  Then when I worked through my concerns, he was not ready.  It seemed that there was always a barrier either here at home or in the London office.  Plus, Matt has carved a great niche for himself in his current job, and he enjoyed what he did.   

His weekly work schedule entailed more and more travel.  That meant I was home with the kids playing, as I called it, the single mom gig most of the time.  His travel meant a lot of frequent flier miles for the family, but he had to be home for us to use them.  In one week he could visit three or four cities, and the travel was starting to wear on him.   His colleagues in London were asking for more and more of his help, and each visit made him want to be there more and more.      

Then today he got the call we’d been waiting for, a call from one of the big guys in the UK office. They had a position that is perfect for him, and would he want to make a permanent move over to London? After that call, we realized that neither of us had any reservations that could hold us back. It is obvious that the time is right to make a move to London. How often does a person get an offer like this?  

It's going to be an uphill process until moving day. We will try to keep you updated along the way.  

*The news shared in this blog posts was originally written many months ago.  We were not ready to share the news with the world at that time, so I added the original date the post was written at the top.   

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