Well, thing is, we're moving to France for a couple of years.
The first reaction I usually get from this is...
Woah, so lucky.
Or is the package good?
Or what are you going to do with the house.
You see, it's very normal for people to get excited about this.
But... different people different interests.
Personally, I'm not liking this move.
We have enough cashflow every month to be happy, save, eat, whatever...
We have our network of friends and family.
Life is pretty much... nice and settled down and we are fairly happy.
Going to France, yes, we will have more money. However, we will be spending more too.
I don't have a network of free stuff waiting for me over there.
We don't have any friends and family over there.
There IS career growth for her. So that's a plus point.
And the thing is a lot of people don't get it when I explain all this to them.
For many people... they feel they don't have enough. So they think earning more money is better. Blah blah blah...
I've come to a stage in my life where I/we are pretty contented to cruise along.
There's enough finances to do what we want. A simple life and we have time to do other stuff and take things easy. We aren't the kinda people who keep wanting expensive stuff such that we'd want to disrupt our lives due to it. Else I've have just gone back to work.
But it's something that needs to be done. My wife's career growth is pretty stuck in SG. So moving to France will give her more room to grow. And she's really happy with her work so as the unemployed/retired husband, I have to support it and move with her. If we only take into account our current lifestyle, it doesn't make sense for this move, cos it's not about the money. But it's a necessary step for her to keep pursuing her interest.
So for me, I take it like doing NS. Go over for 2 years we start a new life/adventure for a bit. If we like it maybe we can continue. Who knows right?
But if we can't get used to it, we come back and she gets her career growth and we come back and hopefully we can get our current lives back again.
And of course the ironic thing is... it is precisely cos I am not working, that we are able to go on this "adventure". Cos IF I was working, then I would say, it's not worth it. Cos our joint income in SG would be more than if she went over with a package, but it would be a single income. It would not even be a consideration if I was still working.
So yea... me being unemployed does provide us with a lot of other options and alternative lifestyles.
Anyway... I'll probably be posting more after our move cos I'll be trying to find low cost way of living over there. Even though we are going on a package, doesn't mean we any-O-how spend just cos we are in another country. We aren't going on a holiday so it's going to be a prudent lifestyle in Paris similar to how I've lived in SG.
So stay tuned!!!
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