Sorry I was MIA this weekend. Ended up having to work 10pm-7am Sat-Sun with Monday off in exchange so I vegged out as much as I could. Now on to the big news:
The DH and I are starting our own business. Since I don't talk much about my work here, I will give a basic run down. After college I started working for a company that developed Electronic Medical Records for hospitals and clinics (EMRs). For those of you who watched the Olympics, you saw a lot of GE commercials about their EMR. To say the industry is very transient is an understatement. I have been jumping around as a full time employee from project to project but it requires moving, a lot. The DH is trying to finish up school so its not easy on him when I make us move every year.
I have always received a lot of inquires about going into Independent Contracting. I used to work for once of the big consulting firms and quickly learned that hospitals want to contract only a couple people and the big companies are not going after those openings. The big downfall is that most of these contracts are 6weeks-6months and there is no job security. It's like you are on permanent probation and can be let go of at any time.
I have spent a long time thinking about this and the DH and I have worked out what it would be like because the chances of me finding a good local contract wasn't very good. Then a former coworker called about a position where she was contracting. After talking to the hospital and the people working there (I have already worked with many of them since this is a tiny industry) I decided to take the leap. Every 6 months my contract will be up for renewal but the project is slated to last a couple more years. Its a great opportunity for me but the big downfall is that it is in Baltimore. Yup, as in 2400 miles on the other side of the country Balitmore. This means that every Sunday night I will get on a plane and leave LA and return every Thursday night. Repeat x 50 each year.
This means a huge change for the family. The DH and I are used to a schedule like this (he used to work nights while I worked days so we only had weekends) but the pups are not. Its going to be hard to be away 4 nights a week but the 3 day weekends will be nice and this is putting us on the path of where we want to be in the future. AAAAAAAH SCARY! I have never been so uneasy as when I gave notice here and realized I really was going out on my own.
Here is how Baily looked after I made the DH give her the news: