I understand that it sounds cliche, but being around another couple makes me appreciate Jared more than ever. I managed to find someone self reliant who isn't ego driven. Usually, I have to choose between one or the other.
Starting today we will be choosing among 19,355 (if you include Pittsburgh)The big move will be either: the end of December, when the house sells, when Jared gets a job. If Jared gets a job we won't be choosing where we live. Otherwise it's all us. Which feels pretty exhilarating.
These are our to-dos that we can do right now:I'm going to seek out reading on the best way to move, choose how to move and how to minimize the amount of things you own.
Talk to Jared's parents to make sure they'll support this move emotionally. (This is a Jared talking thing, not an us talking thing). Jared not only wants them to be okay with our move, but would prefer if they were happy for us and accepting of the idea of us moving. I told him his mom already tried to get us to move to Belleville and work for the Duluth Trading Company, but he thinks I'm crazy and imagined that conversation.
We should narrow our choices of cities and then visit each one for a day or so. (A little pricey, but it's a big decision.)
We need to minimize our stuff into a single van load. (I've been working on this for a year now. It's harder than you think.)