On Not Making the Move


For the past few months, Si and I have been thinking a lot about the direction of our future. Specifically, we were trying to figure out when we would move back to North America. Many options were discussed since we had to take into consideration our different nationalities. Regardless of Canada and the US being best friends, it’s so difficult to work out all the logistics regarding fiancée/spousal visas, immigration, and etc. In terms of me graduating in a few months and the tentative decision to start our lives in Washington State, it just made sense that I should move back first while Si finished up his MBA program. Thus, I started to slowly piece things together to get ready for repatriation.

Repatriation options were pretty amazing. There was a possible stint in Hawaii together, with another whirlwind trip to the US and Canada, and finally settling into WA.

During this time, a lot of things kept popping up unexpectedly at us. There were opportunities here and there that would not quite work out, but it would give us flickering thoughts of reconsideration of our plans. Most of these opportunities would keep us longer in Vietnam. It was honestly exhausting going back and forth.

Then came the most recent opportunity, which I clearly said to Si that this would be the final teaser. If it didn’t work out, it would be THE sign that I must go back to the US.

[quote]Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” –Bob Marley[/quote]

Life in Vietnam continues! I am starting my second week at the new job. Si and I are relieved that we don’t have to do long distance again. It’s amazing how things somehow do work out the way it needs to be.

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