Moving is always hard. The whole family has to adapt to the new situation and leave their lives in the previous place, always at least partly behind. Moving is usually due to one person?s needs. If one gets a new job offer, which is a must-take, then it most likely is time to move and the others are the ones who have to adapt.
When you live in the city for your whole life, you get used to a certain lifestyle. You don?t really need a car, even though we have one. All the services are near by and people are very friendly. If you want to go and see a movie, that doesn’t take you half a day. All you need to do is walk few blocks and buy the tickets. So many lovely coffee houses and bakeries, restaurants and markets. City life at its best is being together in different places. Browsing around the city and finding new things to do. Exploring the culture in the city and taking the best of what the city has to offer.
None of us had no complaints about moving to the city. But when I got a job offer from a bit further away, it was too good to be disregarded. We immediately agreed that we would all move to ?country-side? and this had many positive impacts. We always hoped for a bit more space and now we certainly will have the extra space. We decided to buy a ready house package (in Finnish: talopaketit) after consulting my new colleagues. They said it is by far the easiest and still the most reliable way of building your own house. I have no reason to believe otherwise. So, I took the whole family and we went to the local Rautia in our new location. The staff was really nice and they didn’t treat us as the city people. They had a huge selection of house packages and we could then choose everything according to what we really wanted. We love to do outdoor sports so we decided that there has to be enough space for all the gears and activities.
Moving away from the city is not that bad after all. At least you get more space and peace of mind.