Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It never ends

So. How's everyone out there doing? cyber-friends and non cyber-friends, we are all connected, really. Even if it's just by the moon.. or.. unemployment. I'll explain.
So my husband quit his job. Let that brand itself into your brain tissue. QUIT. Now that you are shocked, I will go on to say the following: Jake has hated his job on and off since he started it in March. We always kind of knew it was temporary, a means to get by while we decided what to do for a career. His job was commission-only pay, which means one month he'll make $7,000 and the next he'll make nothing. Well the "nothing" went on for most of August and all of September and we just couldn't make "nothing" anymore. We're moving onto bigger and better future plans. So he is working at a temp job this month and has a full-time job at e-Trade lined up starting Nov. 6th (albeit a lot less money, let's hear it for steady paychecks, yayayyyy!!!).
Our master plan: While working at e-Trade, he is going to start Heli Flight School (Helicopter) in a few months and will graduate and become an instructor within a year. He has never been more excited about a career! He'll instruct and fly clients. We plan to eventually start our own Heli Service in some exotic place... and the girls will marry natives... hopefully LDS natives... that love in-laws...
Plan B is graduate school. If we go that route, Jake will do a two-year program for Information Technology Management. Basically, MS in Information Systems. Those guys usually start out w/great pay and move up fast. But, they do all have diabetes from being desk-ridden. Jake is prone, so we'll have to see about that one. We don't want to be stuck in a sales job our whole lives. It works for some guys wonderfully, but not for us.
Meanwhile... we have one house for sale up the hill, I just passed my real estate exam Tuesday, and things have never been crazier. Our lives are insane!!! I don't know if we'll stay in our house or move to Provo, where the flight school airport is. School is expensive, so we may need to live in a cheaper place for the next year.
I always told Jake I wanted adventure. I wanted to move to cool places and throw pebbles at conformity and tradition... The day Jake quit he came home and we sat on our sofa together and he turned to me and asked with a smile, "Well, is this adventurous enough for you?" I laughed. A strained, but honest, laugh.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I can TOTALLY understand what you guys are going through! Jody's job is the same way with one exception. Sometimes we are planning on a nice big pay check and it falls through a few days before we are suppose to get it! I think Real Estate is awesome for a second income but not as the #1. It's way too stressful. So we too are excited to know exactly how much we will be making each month no matter how small it could be. I just hate being stressed about money and am excited for stability. Kudos to Jake for trying to do something that he will enjoy doing for the rest of his life! It will make you all happier in the long run.

Oh and Congrats on passing your exam!

Debbi said...

Over the past 4 years I have come to realize that sometimes the Lord blesses us in ways that we never thought we would be blessed...quiting jobs, having to come up with different plans all together. We still aren't sure why we are here instead of our plan A, but we are and we know we are being blessed. I know it will work out for you guys too. Wade and I are hoping for your helicopter bus. to work out so we can come on vacation someday and go on rides:)

The White Way said...

Wow it takes a lot for someone to do that Ya for Jake!! Craig has wanted to quit his job for a while but dosent know what he would want to do. I keep telling him just to finish school but it gets harder and harder the more our family grows.

Lindsey said...

You are a great writer. Kudos to you and Jake for making this change. You've got to love what you do and better now to make the career change rather than 10 years later, right? Congrats on getting your real estate license, btw.

Kasey said...

I feel for you! Matt got laid off of his job 3 1/2 years ago and that is why we are in dental school now. He figured why get a job in computers that he really wouldn't like when he could just go back to school and do something else he would enjoy much more. Now we are a year and a half away from him starting his new career as a dentist! It was a great decision then and I'm even happier with that decision now. I'm sure things will work out wonderfully for you guys in the end. I figure when they have 30plus years in the workplace to go, they might as well do something they enjoy, right?
Good luck!

maren out my laundry said...

I wondered why I saw a forsale sign in front of your house today. SHOCK! LOL so are you the selling agent? We just put our condo up for sale in Orem, wish I knew you were doing real estate. I hope this all works out for the best, my BIL is a pilot and I know getting flight hours as an instructor is difficult, not sure how it is with heli pilots but good luck in your decision making. It was fun to see eachother at church for once. LOL
Take care, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers I hope it all works o ut.

Josh, Kim, & Bentley Crook said...

Hey! We didn't realize that you were bloggers too. Too bad we live close to each other but have to catch up through the internet. We really should try another way sometime soon.
Check out our blog.

Sarah said...

You are guys are all so supportive! You are such great friends. I will keep everyone updated in our new adventures.