Family vs. Career
December 18, 2012 1:47 PM Subscribe
Is it more important to be near family or to follow career developments? Snowflakey existential question that needs review.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am a 25 year old female - I've worked at my current job in my hometown for 2 years. Before that, I worked in two other major cities on the other coast of the US for one year each. Generally, I have a habit of moving around a lot.
I'm pretty dissatisfied with my current job, but there aren't many opportunities in my current town. I live about 20 minutes from my family, which makes living here a pleasant experience. I can definitely see myself putting down roots here, eventually.
However, I have a job opportunity that will take me across the country again. I'm having a hard time reconciling whether to accept the offer.
Although I love being close to my family, the thought of a stagnant career that I'm unhappy with is depressing, and there aren't many other opportunities where I'm currently located.
Can anyone relate stories of going through something similar? What tipped the scale for you one way or the other? I'm struggling with direction.