June 27, 2016

Life Road Map- We are down to 2 options!

I've been on a hiatus. Writing this blog went to the back burner as school, sports and then summer took over. We were supposed to slow down. Apparently, I'm not really good at "slowing down." Cayenne is in swim twice a week, Niko and Reno were playing flag football on two different teams, looking for a job, researching options and the going back and forth between my mom's house and Edson's parents house got the best of me. I'm BAAAAACK. Think, Arnold.

I digress.

Well, if you've read the last posts we had narrowed our options down to 4 possible paths our life can take right now. We've narrowed it down further. Thank GOODNESS for that.

Colombia (or any other South American country), unfortunately, is out at the moment. No job opportunities have come up for either of us. I've been looking at resorts/hotels to do sales or event planning and Edson has been looking for remote work, well, anywhere! Nothing has progressed so his current J O B is what we've got and luckily the working remote thing is going well. My friends, this is not to say that we won't revisit the idea in the future. Edson's parents are still planning to sell their house and go later this year. If a new job comes up or if we are able to spend summers there then that is something we will think about in the future. I can't say that I'm not bummed about it. I absolutely am disappointed but the reality of it is it's just not meant to be right now. We haven't really had too much time to be disappointed anyway as we've got to figure our life out and ASAP.

Moving to another place in Florida, i.e. Cape Coral is also OUT. We went on a research mission and it was nice, but not for us. The absolute best part was we took a sunset dolphin cruise that evening to surprise the kiddos. We brought snacks and drinks on the boat (adult ones for E and I) and it was amazing. We saw dolphins, a beautiful sunset and the captain of the boat let the kids drive!

A thing of beauty! We are from the East Coast of FL so the West Coast sunset was beautiful!

A rare sighting: all of us in one pic!

The little harbor where we caught the boat

My big boys

DOLPHINS! Flipper in the flesh. :)

Ultimately we liked the houses, but they weren't amazing and same with the area. It was nice but we'd be starting over again. Not knowing anyone, etc. I think we'd be willing to do that if we thought our quality of life would be way better but it didn't seem that would be the case. Not being around family and not being overwhelmingly floored by how awesome the place was made it an easy "UH NO" when we drove away. It's funny but Edson said "Sooo?" and my response was "NOPE!" before he even finished asking the question. We were both relieved that we agreed it wasn't for us. 

There are only 2 options remaining: CLICK HERE for dramatic sound effect :) 

1. Buy or Rent a house in South Florida
2. RV Full Time

We will keep you posted. 

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