Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The how...

This is a good question.  Where do I start?  When we left New York we only did so because we felt so strongly that that was the right decision for our family.  And it was.  We were able to have a blissful year spending time as a family.  We ate dinner almost every night together.  We had weekends to do whatever we wanted.  Drew trained and competed in a triathlon.  I ran a few races.  We enjoyed the Arizona sun.  All three kids learned how to swim.  We spent time with extended family.  We went to disneyland.  It was a great break from the long hours of NY law firm life.  But we kept waiting for whatever was next.  From the start Drew was never really committed to his new firm.  I really enjoyed Arizona but I never saw us raising our family here.  

So mid December I mentioned to Drew that maybe we should try going international again.  I was thinking London.  They speak English!  It's safe.  It's Europe.  But Drew quickly said London would be a hard sell coming from Arizona.  I then half jokingly said, "Brazil?"  He told me not to say it unless I was serious.  I thought about it for a while and realized I was serious.  Why not?  Yeah it's dangerous, expensive and they speak portuguese but it still intrigued me.  After a little research and a few phone calls we were all the sudden in serious talks to move down there.  The timing was just right.  Drew's old firm was just about to announce the opening of their Sao Paulo office.  And the best part was they wanted him back.

Just in case you were wondering.  We feel that this is what led us to Arizona.  Without this past year's experience I would have never been open to the idea.  It's funny how looking at the big picture things make so much sense.  Brazil feels so right and I'm so excited for our adventure.  

4 comments:

Nan said...

I love that you are so adventurous and your family, too. You are an awesome, amazing woman! I am so grateful to know you; you are an inspiration. You don't ever ask why. You just say, why not!

Worthy said...

The experiences you are sharing with your family are beyond measure. We are thrilled for you, but WE MISS YOU ALREADY!

Jordan and Jodi said...

AWESOME! I'm SO excited to hear about your new adventure coming! When do you leave?

Bree said...

Wow, you guys are amazing! I honestly don't think I could leave the country to live. More power to you! How long will you be there? New York in the next 4 years? We will still be out here so if you do, then we for sure will have to plan a couple of road trips!!!!