You have just been offered a job that will take you away from your family for weeks at a time. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it will take you away from your family 3 out of 4 weeks out of the month. Eventually you can all be together, but you don’t have definite date. Do you pass on the job or do you take it?
I don't know what Shane has to say about this. I do know that I'm right and he's probably wrong. So at the very least I'm more right than he is. You're free to disagree with me... I mean it's how this thing works, right? But, if you take Shane's side I am taking you off my Christmas card list. Let that be a warning! Okay on we go.
To me this one is a no-brainer. Take the job.
I’m not saying you should take it without discussing it with your spouse... but for the love of God take the job! While there is not a definite date for the family to rejoin the reunion will happen eventually. With the conveniences of technology, the absence can be partially alleviated through Skype. Workout any possible way to see each other during the adjustment period. Speak with your family as often as possible. Stay current on their daily activities. Call, email, video chat, do whatever it takes.... and take the job.
Life is too short for regrets. Just a week ago we discussed leaving a job that drains your mental well-being. How would it feel to know that you’ve passed up a chance to work in your dream job because you weren’t able to take a chance. Passion for what you do is so underrated and regrets will eat at you until the bitter end. That’s no way to live.
I can’t imagine living my life without taking a chance. I don’t want my kids to see me as complacent or fearful. The message I want them to receive is that dreams are attainable if you step outside of your comfort zone. Family is always important, and I want them to see a happy woman with the courage to grab a once in a lifetime opportunity and make it her bitch! Perhaps then... they can embrace that courage themselves and finally stop drinking all the milk and leaving me with none for my cereal. Or maybe they will have the courage to paint the dining room... or you know, get good paying jobs and then I wouldn’t have to work so hard. Something like that.
In short; Take the job!