"I'm all ears."
Now, since it appears to be a pretty done deal, I can spill the beans. Though some of you were sure I was getting a canine (or G-d forbid, human) sibling for Maisie, others wondered if we might be moving...well, the second guess was correct! Although I only recently started my job, for a number of reasons it has not turned out the way it was supposed to. So when I was contacted by a recruiter for a position in a suburb of Boston, I figured it couldn't hurt to at least check it out. Turns out it's an amazing opportunity, and one that will really take my career to new places (literally and figuratively).
I have lived in Chicago my whole life...all my friends and family are here. Knowing the move would be mandatory, accepting this position was one of the biggest decisions I have ever made. I've got only about four weeks to try and sublet my current place here, find a new place there, hire movers, pack, then drive my car and my dog from Chicago to Massachusetts. While Boston does not have a breed ban per se, they do have BSL in the form of a muzzle law and since there are no muzzles in my girl's future, we need to find a place outside the Boston city limits. I am hoping to find a single family home with a yard for Maisie, but most rentals in the Boston area are not dog-friendly (regardless of breed) so the search has been tough thus far and I know compromises will need to be made. Plus the cost of living there is surprisingly a LOT higher than it is in Chicago!
I wonder what Maisie would think if she knew about all this impending change.
"making major decisions without canine input??? that's it, I'm outta here!"
I am of course very nervous about all the tasks that need to be completed before the move and about how Maisie will react to completely new surroundings, with no constant other than me. There will be a new house, new daycare, new dog walker and new doggie friends (and enemies) for her to get used to all at once and I'm afraid she'll be overwhelmed by the sheer new-ness of it all. Personally, I pretty much feel that no matter where I live, if I have Maisie and we have a roof over our heads, I am home. Hopefully that feeling will last.
"on second thought, will there be food at this new place? I may consider reconsidering..."
Please stick with us as we make this major life change. I'll be sharing our (hopefully big) victories and (hopefully small) defeats along the way. It's going to be quite a project, but I believe it will all be worth it in the end!
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p.p.s. I just noticed that this is my 100th post...thanks to all my readers for not getting sick of us yet! ;)