Hello Expat folks! It’s been a while, again. We have certainly been busy in the Dr. Boson(s) household. We recently moved across the country (again). Both Finn and I are in roles that are largely telework, and took the opportunity to relocate back to the Midwest. This decision was both an emotional and financial one. Emotionally, we wanted to go somewhere that we felt more comfortable; neither one of the new Bosons are big city people. Washington DC just felt too large and stressful for us. Financially, the East coast is expensive, and we wanted to go somewhere where we could save and be more comfortable. Before I continue in this post, I fully realize that our employment gave us the privilege to move, and the financial stability that made it possible. We realize that this is not a position that everyone is in, and that this advice will not be relevant or helpful to everyone. But the purpose of this blog is to talk about how we were able to do thing, and present options for people to consider. All that being said, this is how we wrangled our final cross country move.
We again recognize that we were extremely fortunate to take our jobs with us to the Midwest. This kind of mobility is not possible for everyone, in academic spaces or outside of them. We were fortunate enough to have jobs that allowed for teleworking and had a national base. In an upcoming post, we are going to talk about what it is like to go back on the Out-Ac job market and how to navigate the issue of multiple moves on a resume.
Documenting the "up and out" process. Somedays are easier than others.