Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Two Great Things

I'm giving this blogging thing another go. As many of you know, I am a health and fitness blogger/copywriter, so blogging comes easy to me. But, when it comes to my personal blog, I lack the motivation to sit down and document my life.

A lot has changed since I last blogged back in October 2011. (ha! that was almost a year ago. NBD) I was living in London, England at the time and we have since come home to Utah. My amazing, genius husband graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in August and then jumped right into the MACC program and graduated in May with a Master's Degree in Accountancy.

This spring we had to make one of the hardest decisions ever presented to us as a married couple. Christian received and happily accepted a job offer from Deloitte in London. We were thrilled to return to that great city. We love to travel and I could hardly wait to get back to my "lovely" life in London. Our bucket list of places to visit quadrupled after we decided to return to London. We spent the last eight months or so planning and preparing to get back over the pond. However, as it came closer to the time that Deloitte was going to start processing visa's, paperwork, actually packing for the move, etc. We both felt a little uneasy about it. The reality of what life was going to be like over there started to sink in and we had to really contemplate whether or not this was something that was RIGHT for us at this time in our lives.

Sidenote: Just a little about Christian and myself--we are both travel junkies, love adventure, easy-going, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of people. So a move to London seemed easy! We of course were sad to say goodbye to friends and family, but we knew they'd come visit and we would come home at least once a year.

But, there was still a little something nagging at us. Christian was excited to be in London, but the reality of it was that he wouldn't be in London he would be in the Deloitte office doing excel spreadsheets for 12+ hours a day and commuting at least an hour or more to and from work. There is nothing wrong with working long, hard hours. But, when your quality of life, marriage, hobbies, freedom and ability to breath is compromised--that is not living. [a little dramatic, I know, but that is kind of how the reality felt to us.]

Anyways, long story short, we have decided to stay in Utah. I think we are crazy for making the decision we did, but I also can't deny how right it feels to stay. Christian received another wonderful job offer and has enjoyed working in his new office. We feel so blessed to be where we are and know that we are where we need to be at this time. We feel so blessed to be so close to our dear families and friends! We feel so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world (I feel justified in saying that, because we really have seen quite a bit of the world.) And who knows, maybe we'll end up living in London again? We know we will certainly be traveling there as much as our wallets allow.