You would not believe how much life can change in 7 months!!! I ended up going back to work a few days after I posted my last post and pretty much hated my job; It was very stressful, demanding and the pay was crap!
In my work life I was miserable, but it was a good thing for my daughter because we found a great Montessori school for her in Austin and she loved being there. It was good for me too, but like I said the job was crap. I went back to work because money was so tight and it was amazing that I went back to work when I did because a week after I went to back to work we found out our house had termites. My entire first paycheck went to taking care of those terrible beast.
My second paycheck went towards another life event: my husbands car broke down, well, it died. It was overdue for a lot of maintenance and it finally went kaputt! We attempted for him to ride the bus for a week or so, but that was ludicrous because it took him almost 2 hours to get to work and 2 hours to get home. Our family quality time was basically in the toilet. So we broke down and bought a used car for my husband.
Even though the money I made did not go towards advancing our tough economic situation, at least we did not go further into the ditch. So there you go.
I wasn’t happy, but I stayed at my job, hoping for an opportunity to come my way. And then one did.
I wont go into all the details, but an opportunity to move back to Louisiana presented itself to me in the form of a job opportunity. Something we had prayed or for years, to move back to Bayou Country, just fell into my lap, just like that.
After carefully discussing it with my husband, we decided to jump at the chance. We threw some caution to the wind and hoped and prayed a lot, and I got the job!
I had to move first because my job was effective immediately and I had to geaux. On October 14th, 2016 I moved back solo to Louisiana. I left my husband and daughter behind to figure the logistics out, one of the most painful things I have ever had to do.
While I moved in with a good friend of mine in Lafayette, he stayed behind in Austin to sell the house, pack the house and quit his job. A monumental task to face all by himself.
God really was on our side though. I would go back to visit every other weekend and we got a really good realtor. Our house sold without ever putting it on the market. First offer! A little under two months after I moved to Louisiana my husband and daughter moved here as well and we have been together ever since.
We are renting a house now, but are looking to buy maybe in a year or so. My job is temporary and does have an end date; however, I feel God led us here and he has been helping us every step of the way.