I have thought about splitting myself, but I’d be uprooting the kids again. I can take a transfer to say Atlanta, and keep the same salary, but that place doesn’t interest me. Possibly one of the Texas cities, and of course Cleveland (due to family reasons) but I don’t want to go anywhere if there is a cut in pay involved, I have too many good things going on outside of work in the two years I’ve been here.
I am not quite 40 and some day I’ll probably go to NYC, but it’s never been a priority. From Youngstown where I previously lived it was around 400 miles away. Thinking back I should have just driven there at some point, but I was too provincial. I remember being in Tokyo in early 2001 and how my co-workers could not believe I had never been to NYC. The funny thing was I flew threw Newark, and remember looking out at the twin towers thinking, I ought to come out here some day. Now I can barely afford to fly home to visit family, and where I come from, you visit family before taking vacation.
In general I hate traveling anywhere. I probably burned out when I used to be a consultant who had to get on a plane and go somewhere every week. The flight to Tokyo was looonng. I also flew to Amsterdam a couple months later, and to Glasgow, and those weren’t too bad, but it does get tiresome sitting in that smelly tube.