In dogs, jobs, life on May 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm


Yes, our vague plan to move to Alaska looks like it is actually going to happen. I accepted an offer for a job in Fairbanks, Alaska and we shall be packing up and moving there in stages. The puppies have no idea what is in store for them yet, but I think some warmer clothes are in their future.

It has been quite an adventure being a part-time under employed job seeker in this dismal job market. I do not envy those still in that position. There is hope though that having a vague idea of where you want to go in life and what you want to do can still work out. It does take: 1) persistence, 2) patience, 3) supportive family and friends and maybe a little luck. 🙂

It is both exciting and terrifying to start planning another cross country move. I welcome any advice on moving to Alaska.

  1. I moved from the US to Israel and back again. The hardest part of intercontinental moves (which is effectively what you’re doing), other than building a new life, is figuring out what — from your “old” life — you should take with you and what you should leave behind. If you try to take everything, the move will overwhelm you, not to mention being insanely costly. But if you get rid of everything, you’ll regret it. Some of our “stuff” rates as “comfort food” for our souls, reinforcing our identities and reminding us of the people, places, and experiences that make us who we are. Good luck! Hire a really GOOD moving company. A bad one will turn an adventure into a horror show.

  2. Liv,
    teepee12 have given you some real good advice that you can follow, especially about NOT taking everything with you. You and Shawn can have a fun yard sale or donate the extra items away. As I have always said, our job as parents is to provide you with a safety net so that you girls can explore and venture out with the comforting thought that we will be there to give you the support in case you need it. My advise to you is to load up on warm clothes as winter in Alaska is COLD and call if you need temporary help in moving and packing cost.

  3. Thanks dad. We are planning to get rid of a lot of things before moving.

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  5. I think that you need more than just a LITTLE luck. It also helps to be young (if you’re over 50 and unemployed, there’s a good chance you’ll never work again … sad but true) … and have some skills that are desirable. A practical education is also no small thing! I’m glad I’m retired. I don’t think I could deal with another stupid boss!

  6. Best wishes on your move. This sounds like a really exciting time. The dogs look adorable bundled up!

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