Saturday, January 27, 2018


Well, since the news is out in our community I might as well address it here on my blog as well. Here is a little excerpt of what I wrote on FB.

... I just wanted to do a little informational quality control as we live in a small community. Support for the arts has taken a hit this past year and as a result [Eric’s job] has had to do some restructuring. The senior curator position is being dissolved over the next couple of months. Eric and I continue to fully support the [museum] and are so thankful that we have been given ample time to make the transition into a new job. Unfortunately there are no opportunities for curators in [our community] and we will be moving. We don’t know when or where (message me if you have any hot curator tips or realtor recommendations). 

The most important thing to us is that our girls feel this is an exciting and positive adventure....

For those of you who have been reading this blog for long you already know that the past year has already been tough with the loss of Eric’s father. It would be easy to add being laid off to a pile of bad things, but we are really trying to focus our energy on moving forward in a positive light. Being positive is our priority! 

We are frantically searching for a community that is safe, not too big, supportive of the arts, and not too expensive. Let me tell you that hunting for work is a full time job. We are searching and researching from first thing in the morning until late at night with every spare moment we have. We have resumes out across the country. We have no idea where we will be in the next few months. We are also trying to get our house ready to go on the market.

Yes, the girls know. We had hoped to tell them when we knew where we were going, but news travels fast in a small town and we didn’t want them to hear about it from someone else. Plus, house sale prep isn’t something they would miss.

I would be lying if I didn’t say that this is hard, and heartbreaking, and scary.  I would also be lying if I didn’t say that I feel very hopeful and excited about our future. We have a few challenging months ahead of us, but on the other side we will be better for the effort. 


Pam Brewer said...

My hope for you is that there is peace in the journey. Godspeed.

Melodee said...

After 20+ years with the same company I had to transition to a new job and place. I also looked at it as new and exciting adventure (although I still live in the same place). I expect your family will land somewhere and be fine and hope this period of the unknown and uncertainty is quick.

Daphne said...

Scary and hopeful! Having been through a big move fairly recently (and gearing up for another, smaller, move) -- I hear you. My advice would be to focus on the hopeful and positive, as you said, and remind yourself frequently that it will all work out. It will. I can also say that PODS are a good way to store your stuff if you end up needing to move to a temporary apartment or something -- that is what we did and it was the cheapest and most convenient thing (not all that cheap and not all that convenient, but it worked while we moved and then house-shopped). You have new adventures ahead of you! This is very exciting!

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