(Update 03.19.2009: Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can finally un-PWP this post!)


Well … it’s official. I accepted the supervisor position. And at close to the salary I wanted with an added sign-on bonus, too. BONUS!!!

So all that’s left is to complete the drug screen and the background check. And apply for this state’s RN license. And find a place to live. At least those are the most immediate things I need to do. Before my start date which is unofficially January 5th.

I finally told my parents last night. And amazingly, they took it pretty well. I think deep down they knew that there just seemed to be something missing in our life. And as wonderful as our marriage was, we just didn’t seem to be happy. So I think that when I told them how this whole opportunity just seemed to be calling out to us, I think that sold them on the idea.

I probably won’t tell my current employer until I get the official notice; which should happen after the drug screen and background check are completed. But in the mean time … since you guys have been so incredibly awesome and patient with me, the least I can do is tell you where we’ll officially be moving.

Unfortunately, Kara … it’s not California, although it would have been awesome to move out that way. I can tell you that perhaps one day we will move out further west; as that would be both Hubby & my dream to live close to the Pacific. And no, Pam … it’s not Minnesota either. Or Indiana, Io. But where I’ll be will definitely be a closer drive for all of us to visit each other.

Yes, Hubby & I will still be in the Midwest … Chicago, to be exact. It’s a city that Hubby & I have always talked about moving to, even back in our college days. Except the opportunity just never seemed to surface. And then any chance of moving stalled once we took the journey down the infertility road. Because starting our family became our priority.

Now, it appears that this city is calling to us again. And lately, all the signs have been pointing us to that direction. And I am So. Frickin. Excited!!

13 Replies to “Accepted”

  1. OK, I’ll stop bugging you incessantly now! WHOOHOO! Congrats on the job, and Chicago is AWESOME. I can totally drive up and hang out with you!
    And yay bonus!
    This kicks ass dude.
    Good luck passing the drug test – lay off the crack for a few days, ok?


    I LOVE CHIcago.

    It’s so close — I mean, relatively speaking.

    HOoray! I’m sooo excited for you both!



  3. Yay Chicago!

    Far enough away to be out of this $hit-hole auto-based economy, but still close enough to visit family & friends back in the D!

    Perfection my dear! SO thrilled for you!

  4. Awesome, Em. Congratulations! So excited for you and hubby. Can we come and visit???? We love Chicago!

  5. congratulations!!! that’s fantastic. chicago is an amazing city, and it will be so nice to have something exciting and new to look forward to!!

  6. Woo hoo! Chicago!!! That still is a do-able distance from Grand Rapids, and a much more exciting city to visit than good ole Detroit. I’m so happy for you!!!! It’s so well-deserved.

    Woo hoo….I’m screaming from the roof tops!

  7. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and el hub!
    Just enough distance for a fresh start, but not so far away from the fam.

  8. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!Congrats Em!!! I am sad that it isn’t California but you will be close to family yet far enough away to feel *away* and that is really cool.


  9. congrats emily! that is so very exciting. so happy for you. I hope this move provides a great new start for you both.

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