Jun 4, 2008

Am I doing the right thing?

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
We are talking about moving. Matt works in Beaverton and the gas prices are WAY out of control! We are spending WAY too much money a month on gas. We've talked about options to off set the cost of gas, but it comes down to; we just live too far from his work. So the decision to move is a good one, it is the right choice. I know this. For us to get somewhat ahead, this is what we have to do. I can go on and on about the pros of moving and how it's better for our family, but it in the end it simply boils down to..... I don't want to move to Beaverton. I'm not opposed tot he town per se, I am however opposed to the schools. I enjoy living in the city. I am more of a city girl then a country girl. I enjoy being able to walk down to Starbucks, or any shops close to us. I think Beaverton is a GREAT town. there are really cool places to go and it's A LOT closer to everyone then McMinnville is. BUT once again it comes down to the children.

Beaverton schools are bigger then any other schools we've been in. Nae starts middle school in the fall and I am SO afraid of putting her in a bigger school. Middle school and high school are hard enough on children, add a new bigger school to it, makes me sick to my stomach with worry. I am a firm believer that when a parent is involved in their child's education, it makes all the difference in the world, but is this going to be enough? Am I going to be able to be involved as much as I want to be. I know I have to cut back a bit on my volunteering next year, no child wants their mom hanging around when they are going to middle school. How embarrassing!!!!

I'm not as worried about Zilla as I am about Nae. No mater what we do, move or not, Zilla's life is going to change. I just hope we are making the right choice for our family.

I know there is nothing I can do about the gas prices, but wishing for some kind of miracle to fall into my lap isn't that far fetched either ;o)

I'm throwing caution to the wind and making this huge move with A LOT of reservations. I've resigned myself to it. I know it has to be done, but I am still wishing for a miracle. I'm either wishing for a GREAT job to fall into my lap, gas prices to go back down to $.99/gallon, winning the lotto, OR Matt getting the biggest fattest raise ever! Since I am sure neither of those are going to happen, we are moving. We will be able to over come any obstacles that come our way because we are a family and that's what families do.

2 friends have commented:

Stacy on June 4, 2008 at 8:39 PM said...

"The kids are all right. Adaptable little creatures, they are."

The Mother Trip - Ariel Gore

Beautiful Mess on June 5, 2008 at 9:04 AM said...

Thank you. I needed that! Don't ya just LOVE "mother guilt"?

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