My professional life has been in flux for a while but here is the short version. I got offered a job with another company. It was a good job with more money but I wasn't sure. I spoke to my boss and laid it out right before Christmas and my current company asked me to consider if I would take a more senior role in NYC. I was excited but not so starry eyed as to not say that I could not do it without a better package. The Christmas holidays got in the way of lots of stuff but they have now laid out an attractive offer and I have said, yes.
Anyway, it looks like it is happening and I will swap my country city idyll for a frenetic pace in a shoe box for two years. I am excited, the kids are excited, the dog is oblivious and I am swamped with a huge to do list which is going to accelerate all decluttering beyond measure.
There's a whole process of visas and relocation which kicks in shortly and realistically it will be a couple of months (if not longer) before the move. I remind myself I have moved countries several times and that I will feel sick with anxiety many times but that change is growth, blah blah. So, despite the seismic shifts in political discourse, I am also very interested to observe the maelstrom at closer hand.