I was born in Landstuhl, Germany while my father was in the U.S. Army. For over a year, when I was an infant and toddler, I was a world traveler. Oh, the places I went. I just wish I could remember them.
My family and I moved to Texas (Houston) in 1980, when I was 2 years old. This is the only home I’ve ever known. I’ve never lived outside of Texas and I’ve never been more than 3 hours away from family. I adore my family and I’m proud to be a Texan, but I’m so ready for a change.
I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m desperate for more. I desire change. I want to pick up and go and experience life with no holds barred. I’d love to move cross-country, to a state that I adore, with no worries. I’d love to start fresh with a clean slate. I’d love to meet new friends, continue to connect with old friends, find a job I love and maybe one day find the love of my life and start a family. Big dreams, I have them.
Now would be the perfect time to follow these dreams. I have a job I don’t love, I’m single and I have no children. Other than family, nothing is really holding me here. My married friends have been encouraging me to follow my dreams. My single friends say I’d regret my dreams later. Is this what a mid-life crisis looks like? I hope not, I’m only thirty two.
For the past few months I’ve lamented my choices. I have thought about what states I’d like to live in, what type of job I’d like to have and the pros and cons of moving. My pros list is longer than my cons list, but my cons list includes leaving my family, and am I really ready for that?
Oh, how I wish I was the type of person that could just pack my things and go, but I’m not. I’m a planner. In order to even consider a big life change, such as moving to another state, I’d need to have secured a place to live and a job. Winning the lottery would be very helpful at this point.
I haven’t made any firm decisions yet, but I’ve updated my resume and I’ve started looking at the job market in a few different states. I’m keeping my options open and hoping that the path I need to follow will be clearer soon.
Have you ever felt stuck? Stuck in life, stuck in a job, just stuck?
Greis (pronounced Grace) is a single, 30 something, Texas girl with an iPhone addiction. She loves her hometown Houston sports teams, Astros Baseball & Texans Football! When she’s not working as an inside sales analyst for a local manufacturing company, you can usually find her on the internet, watching trashy reality television or snuggling her niece, Audrey. In her spare time she enjoys a good chick flick, reading teenage vampire books (the sparkly kind) and dreaming about what life will be like when she finally wins the lottery. You can read more from Greis on her blog, Amazing Greis.