We never really felt like where we are was the place we were supposed to be. We never felt like we were making a difference here. We have pretty much stayed in our bubble and have lived a pretty meaningless life here. We went to church most Sunday's but connected with very few people in such a big church. We have had a really hard time making friends and were always craving a change. A fresh start to get out of our bubble. A fresh start to create the life we want to live.
About 6 months ago Matt felt like teaching was something he wanted to pursue. At the time I wasn't totally supportive and a job had opened up that was exactly what he was looking for if he was going to continue in his current profession. So he applied for that job and got an interview and put the teaching stuff on hold. He didn't end up getting that job so he went back to his bubble and put teaching out of his mind. Fast forward 5 months and he starts talking about it again. But this time he found a teaching job opening back in my home town. I was hesitant at first but thought about it long and hard and figured that moving back where I grew up wouldn't be so bad. I mean mom is still there so it would be great to be close to her.
Within a month he was accepted into an alternative teaching program, had an interview with the principle and was asked about coaching. We planned a trip back home for his interview and I had set up an appointment with a realtor to look at houses. We made the trip, he had his interview and was offered the job, and we found the perfect house.
Over the weekend we went back and forth with the decision. We knew it was something that we needed to do but it is so hard to get out of your comfort zone and this is way out of that zone. Especially for Matt. His family all lives in this area and my sister and brother-in-law and niece and nephew live here. That will be the hardest part about leaving. For both of us. I tear up just thinking about it.
But we finally decided to go for it. It will be an adventure! The house we found would be perfect for us and needs a little love, but I am trying not to get my hopes up about it. The real estate market there is crazy right now with an oil boom happening. I already found a job too! Everything is falling into place. We are looking forward to this new adventure and hope to do it right. To not get into our comfortable bubble and to make a difference where we can.