||[Nov. 23rd, 2012|08:28 am]
The Question Club
I have the opportunity to interview for a job on a private island in Hawaii. The town has a population of about 3,000 people but Maui is accessible by a 45 minute ferry ride. The job likely wouldn't pay much at first, but working for a world renowned resort has a lot of benefits - complimentary stay at any of their resorts [for weekend visits to Maui, for instance], free meals, discounts on a lot of things around the island, etc... they also offer relocation assistance. |
Pros: I'm turning 24 tomorrow, and I've just spent the last 15 months living in San Francisco [first time moving away from home... eager for more adventures] I don't have kids, or pets, or a boyfriend. I'm brave and embarked on my San Francisco adventure impulsively - packed up my car and moved with hardly any notice and absolutely no plan, and figured it out along the way. At least this time I'd have a job lined up, LOL. My other option would be likely moving to the East Coast in a few months, so either way I'm going to be far from my family and friends.
Cons: I'm used to living in big cities, with a lot of social activities available [even if I don't participate] and I am very good at making new friends. I'm a little worried that I would feel isolated on the island - I imagine a small town like that must have a big sense of community [or hope?] but the idea of being on an island with no friends, or with all older married friends, does intimidate me. However, if I hated it I could always move back, right? And transferring with a world renowned resort would probably be fairly easy. The time alone may also encourage me to write more, and finish my degree online [which I desperately need to do]
What would you do, TQC?