I’ve wanted for quite some time to move away from office work and into work that is at minimum locationally independant, and preferably time independant as well.
Today I was handed an offer to come work for a small company doing work that is fairly interesting to me. It is 100% remote work, so I can work from anywhere in the world. To a certain extent it’s also time independant … my actual schedule isn’t set, so I can pretty much define when I work.
So far so good, right?
Well, it comes with a financial hit. The amount I’d be making would be enough to live on, but a tad tighter than I’d like. There’s potential upside down the road (I would have a small ownership stake in the company to make up for the salary hit) but we’d probably decide to move out of our current home into a cheaper one.
Choices, choices… And one we’ll have to make soon.
If I take this job it opens up some interesting possibilities for us. Moving is pretty much a foregone conclusion, probably this summer.
The question is … where?
Do we stay in the general area and just move out a bit farther, get a place with some land and a cheaper cost of living overall?
Or do we go a little drastic and build a house out on our property and move there. To do this, we somehow have to come up with a pretty hefty chunk of change for construction costs.
Then there’s the kids to consider, dealing with uprooting them from school, potentially far enough away that their old friends won’t be particularly convenient to visit.
Quite the fork in the road. Not sure where we’re going to go…But it should be interesting!