There are times in life you have to stand up and make a choice. A lot of the time, people do not understand that choice you have made. Those that are closest to you should understand, yet sometimes they are not as close as you think.
I have made a choice that we are going to be moving. Its not an easy decision. It is a long time coming one, however. I have looked at everything from every angle. I LOVE California. But its expensive to live here and it is all I have ever known. There is a lot of good memories and a lot of bad. More and more as the years have gone by...the more bad there has been and less good. I think by moving it would give us the fresh start needed to build lives that are healthy. Without struggling just for the basics and live happy.
There is a lot of good about living in California. I have weight out everything. I made my pro's/con's list. I have looked into the cost of moving, renting there, buying there, jobs that are there... And everything. The Con list of us staying is waaaaayyyyy longer than the pro.
Its not like I'm making the choice to move and that we are moving tomorrow. Its more like 6 or so months from now. I would love for us to be able to stay until June 1 so the kids can finish this school year here. And they can start fresh with a new school year. Austin does not want to go. That is a convo to be had later. Because I dont know where I am standing on it for him.
I'm doing well enough taking it one day at a time... one moment at a time. I just wish more would understand and support this.