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Sunday, June 18, 2006

A Possible Change?

Well, as we stated in our last post, this past week has been considerably busy for the both of us. So with this post, we hope to play a little catch up.

The first order of business is that the Medicated's may be seeing a big life change in the next few days. We both moved away from the Northeast when we finish school to start our careers. We ended up in Texas and have loved it ever since. However, it still is not home. We always joke with family and friends from the Northeast that we will be home soon, but our timeline was always 2-3 more years here in Houston. We felt that now was the time to work on our careers, and that when we began to have children, we would start the plan to move home.

Two weeks ago, we were in San Francisco for a meeting, when Mr. Medicated was approached by a colleague from back home looking to see if we were interested in a possible job opportunity. To be honest, it caught us completely by surprise. We discussed the opportunity, our future goals, and the pros and cons of the situation, and decided to go ahead, and meet with the practice. We are schedule to meet with them this week. We had to laugh because when asked if Mrs. Medicated was okay with leaving her job to move and possibly not working for a period of months until she found something, her response was ‘let me call a few people!’ Long story short, she called some of our colleague friends, and she currently has 2 interviews set-up this week as well.

Things for all of this have really come together well in the sense that we were heading home for a friend’s wedding already and planned to be home for a short vacation to see family. All in all, we did not have to take any additional days off. We did have to change our flights, but both practices said they will pick up the expenses of these flights!

After setting everything up, we sat down this weekend and discussed what all of this may mean. On one hand, we absolutely love the hospital we work for. Our jobs are great, the hospital treats and pays its employees well, and things could not be better. On the other hand, this opportunity will allow Mr. Medicated career to grow in ways that his current job cannot. The opportunity will be more difficult, yet from our discussions, the rewards will make up for these difficulties. In addition to this, we will be closer to family which is important for us when we start a family. It will be a very difficult decision for us to make. We left off with knowing that we each need to go and meet with these respected offers to get a little more information to make a decision.

With all of this, our financial plans will need to bend and change if the interviews go well, but we are excited for these possible opportunities and the chance to be closer to both of our families!


  • I'm sure today's weather won't have any influence on your decision. :)

    I hope that, whatever decision you make, everything goes well.

    By Blogger HoustonHedonist, at 9:13 PM, June 19, 2006  

  • Medicated:

    the Hour and half trip into downtown this morning almost made me wish for the coldness of yankee winter.... notice the Almost :)

    By Anonymous Paula, at 7:54 PM, June 20, 2006  

  • LOL!

    We live fairly close to medical center where we work, so Monday and Tuesday was no problem for us getting into work.

    That, unfortunately, could not be said by many other Houstonians!

    By Blogger Medicated Money, at 3:42 PM, June 22, 2006  

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