One of my life goals has always been to live and work overseas, and somedays I think now that we have the kids that the opportunity has well and truly passed us by, but then there are the days, like today that I think yeah we can still do this.
Andrew is a nurse and there are constantly jobs in the USA, Canada, England and even the Middle East advertised, so as long as he met all the criteria (we haven't looked into it yet) I'm sure he'd pick up a job reasonably easy. I've been having a bit of look on the internet and a lot of the Visas seem to allow the spouse and children to come along under the same Visa requirements, which would simplify things for me if we did it that way, as I wouldn't need to have a job lined up, and I saw on the US E3 Visa, that I would be able to work under Andrew's Visa. Well that's what it looked like it said to me :)
I don't know if I'd be quite willing to follow him to the Middle East, but any of the other options and I'd be there in a heart beat.
I know it really isn't probably as romantic a lifestyle as I envision or dream it to be, it's just something I've always had my heart set on and I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to the dream. Andrew and I have talked about it and he seems keen enough, I just wonder when the day ever comes that we put this plan into action if he'd still be as keen. I would love to think this good be something to consider for a five year plan, even in a couple of years, give ourselves plenty of time to save and research it.
At the moment the thought is quite overwhelming, with what we'd need to take, what we'd need to put into stroage, how much it would cost, where we'd go, where we'd live but even though all the unkowns make it seem daunting, I'm not put off in the slightest, it is an adventure and I would love to jump in and give it a go. Maybe Andrew and I should seriously start to consider this move and put a plan of attack into action, something to work towards!!! At least with our rental now, we're not tied down with a house, one small little benefit to renting ;)