I thought I was a very change-friendly person... but I'll be the first to say I don't like this new Blogger layout. I hated it when iGoogle forced changes on their home page, and the Gmail website, and I am not liking this a lot either. But oh well, life moves on.
As to what have I been up to... not a lot. Not a lot at all. Running a LOT of numbers and being really homesick of Chicago. (Hint: I may return in the summer time!) I guess I have never really shared what my plans are, so perhaps you guys can give me a hand and let me know how realistic my scenarios look.
My standard plan right now is to continue snowballing debt until only my larger student loan (L2) is left, then split the disposable income into half debt-half savings. This will get rid of L2 by January 2015 (effectively ridding me of ALL debt), and gives me a nice 5.50 months of living expenses by May'15, which is my preferred date to move. In my mind, I am considering the scenario that I resign, pack up and move, find a job and life goes on. I have to consider the possibility of not being able to find something right away, or not even 6 months in. I am not allowing myself to think what would happen after 6 months without finding a job, because I am very flexible and have a lot of labor-type experience and would make it work. Needless to say, it still concerns me.
I think I am more than likely to have found a job, even if part time by the time I've moved, but I still want to have that 6 month cushion. Who knows, if I don't end up using it, I may just take the rest as start-up mortgage down payment!
My question would be if it is realistic to wait that long? Should I just take a jump of faith? If I could convince myself I could just pick up and move in a few months with a job offer in hand, you better believe I'd be packing now, but perhaps I am being overly cautious about it and I want to have ALL bases covered.
I don't know if everyone could relate to this, but I think it could look similar to other big decisions. Are you the type of person who jumps in first, asks questions later, or do you plan plan plan until the end of time (like I do)? How would you find compromise?