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Moving to Virginia

So, yeah. I woke up this morning not really expecting anything too unusual and it turns out that I'm being relocated to Virginia. To work on our big project out at Langley AFB (in the vicinity of Newport News, Virgnia) to be precise. Ummm... yeah. Wow.

Apparently it's not unusual for this to happen in my company especially when you don't have a family (i.e. wife and kids) but it's still jarring. All things considered I'm going to end up a little ahead in the deal. They pay for moving expenses, I apparently get a new company truck, and there may be some increase in pay but I'm not 100% sure how that's worked out yet. Given how the economy is, I'm not complaining, but I'm still in shock.

I think it's a good move for me professionally so I gave them an answer on the spot, but I still spent a decent chunk of the the day doing pros and cons about the whole situation. It's been 10 years since I changed cities so it's pretty daunting to do it again. I have a house, dogs, cats, stuff. It can all be sorted out, but I don't like having to figure things out on the fly.

I'll post more later, but that's the gist of the big news. I'm going to move to Virginia in the very near future. Yikes, wow.

I'm excited, scared, eager, anxious, nervous, curious. All that stuff and more. On the plus side, this isn't adversely affecting the relationship I find myself in so that's a major plus (and the one definite good thing to being in a long distance relationship in the first place).

More later.

Comments

WOW!!!! Congratulations!

One of the first things you must do once you are all settled in the new diggs, is to locate your nearest Wegman's food store, and just go for the experience. Really. Trust me on this one. Best espresso at the coffee bar!

Keep us updated. You have much to think/write about. Also, the W & OD trail is awesome for running, walking, biking. Depending on where you get on, it will take you all the way into DC. Neil and I used to walk, run and bike it just about every day. We miss it.
Kewel!!! I spent years and years being moved from place to place by my company. I loved it! If I loved the new place, I knew I could come back. If I hated it, I knew it was semi - temporary. I got to try all kinds of things and, yes, I cannot imagine how your being so willing will bode anything but great for you with the Guys In Charge.

Congrats! Can't wait to follow your adventures.
Thank you for those comments!

I hadn't thought about it quite like that, but I really liked how you put it.

I'm still pretty wound up and stressed about the whole thing, but I'm mostly trying to look at it as a chance to clear things out, get rid of junk I don't need, refocus on work, explore a new and potentially interesting part of the world (heck I'm only hours from DC I could go there regularly on the weekends).

All in all not bad, but definitely a surprise. I'll never again complain about a boring Wednesday again!!!
Virginia is nice! Good luck!
Thanks! I'm going to need it. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the notion.
wow, that's a big shift. sounds like a good thing, though...good luck!
In the grand scheme of things it probably is a good thing, but I'm still a bit freaked out about it and it makes my life amazingly complicated for the next couple of months or so.
The Hampton Roads area isn't bad. You'll be over on the Peninsula with Hampton and Newport News, just across the river from Norfolk and Virginia Beach, and a couple of hours south of DC. I grew up on the southside down there in Chesapeake, and I get down to NN to visit my brother on occasion.
Well then! =)
Congrats are in order, it sounds like. I'm glad they're paying for your moving expenses.
Wow indeed! Don't you own your house? What will be happening with that?

I had no idea they had Wegman's in VA, but I agree w/ Midnight. If they do, you MUST go there. Best grocery store in the world. It's one of the reasons I'd move to Buffalo--haha!

Congrats on the new opportunity!
Thanks!

I'm alternating between excited and terrified at the moment. The last time I did such a major move I had months of warning (i.e. I knew it was going to be the summer after I graduated) and I was moving back "home" or at least to the city I grew up in so it wasn't quite so strange.

I personally never thought I'd end up living in the actual South. Given where it is though it's not bad, close to DC, gorgeous area and it's reasonably urban and hence not scary overall, but it's still a bit daunting.
HAH. the big wegman's gives me the fear.
Ok, now I'm really curious. I've never been to a Wegman's.
i think you'll be okay as long as you don't go to the one i went to in pittsford, new york. ;)
Big Time
virgina! you'll be on the east coast again.

Heh, yup. I suppose this means I might even make it out to Steer Roast this year since it'd be much easier to hop up there.
Wow. Everything happens for a reason so I'm looking forward to seeing how this unfolds for you. Congratulations on a new chapter!