A giant wrench in the works. (Part 1 of 3)

Just when I had decided we were staying, just when I’d decided to make the move and start my business, Life threw us a curve ball. Last week, a company from Boston called and DH had an interview with them 2 days later. By the day after that, they’d booked him a flight to go to Boston for a second interview. He leaves Thursday.

This is a large company, and thus far they have acted extremely professionally, not to mention with great speed. It’s the first time in this whole process that DH has been treated as the professional he is, and it brings back memories of the “old days” of the tech boom when companies would fly people here and there, offer signing bonuses, etc. The companies around here he’s spoken to or interviewed with are amateurish in comparison. Being a start-up doesn’t mean having to sacrifice professionalism, but it seems around here that’s the case.

Anyways, DH says this has interview process with Boston has really boosted his confidence and self-esteem. And as it seems more and more likely that this will result in an offer, his thoughts have turned to life back in Boston. He’s excited about it. But my first reaction was utter dismay. I don’t want to leave here; I have a Life here now. Somewhere inside me I’m still clinging to the hope that, of these two local companies, at least one of them will offer with something. But we didn’t hear from either of them at all this past week. And even though they told him after his interviews it would be “one or two weeks”, it doesn’t bode well.

This whole turn of events has really thrown me for a loop, and I’ve been on pins and needles ever since. In the next week or so, our future will be decided.

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