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Carolina Unbound?

March 17th, 2009 at 04:51 pm

It's been a long time -- and I even considered just fading away from here -- but I thought I ought to let you know what's happening.

I may be moving back to the Midwest.

I won't go into detail, but I had a big, long, ongoing discussion with my cousin, and because of the way the economy is going, and because of me missing my kids, and because of certain philosophical differences, I decided to unretire and look for a job near Chicago.

It certainly won't be easy, and may not even be possible. But I did send an application to a university with an opening in my field, and I have sent an inquiry letter to my old boss.

If I don't find a job in the Midwest, I will at least try to find a job here. The market is terrible, but my budget is worse. Mainly it is healthcare that is making it unworkable.

After a little bit of misunderstanding and hurt feelings, my cousin is now okay with it. If I do leave, her sister, who is retiring soon, will be able to step in and help a lot.

At this point I really don't know what's going to happen. I'm just going to take it day by day.

5 Responses to “Carolina Unbound?”

  1. Analise Says:

    My best wishes to you... you have always seemed like a very intelligent and resourceful woman, so I think you will be successful at finding a job that fits your needs. If I were lucky enough to have grandchildren, I would most definitely want to be near them and be part of their lives. I do hope you will keep blogging, though.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a good plan. I wish you luck in obtaining a job. The midwest is a little more stable than other parts of the country...depending on your field of work.

  3. momcents Says:


    I'm in the Chicago suburbs and while I don't know what univesity you are applying at, I would definitely take a look at all of them in the area. Most have online listings. Good luck to you! I bet your son will be happy to have you back.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wish you the best. Must not be very easy.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Sorry to hear that you may have to move.

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