|Another "try on my shoes" post
||[Jun. 2nd, 2016|10:27 am]
The Question Club
I was just offered a postgraduate fellowship in DC for one year only. The thing is I don't know EXACTLY where I'll work until November when you go there for host interviews. I only know I'll be working in my field at the Executive level. I have been living in Seattle for about two years. I like it here a lot, but I'm from Florida, so I really have no permanent commitment to this place, except that I have been working on regional issues for a couple years so I'm a bit emotionally attached. My partner of 4 years lives here with me. We probably will marry eventually, and he followed me from Australia to be with me here. He has a great job and said he would follow me anywhere, but I feel bad that he would once again pack up his life and follow me. I don't want to do long distance again because we did that for a year already, but if it has to happen, it can. He's a fairly skilled professional, so I feel like he can get a job in DC, but since it's only for a year, I don't know if I want him to do that. |
I've never lived in DC so don't know what it's like to live there; however, I've visited and some of my friends live there and they love it. I am getting tired of Seattle traffic/cost of living/gentrification/grey weather, but I feel like DC has all of that though....
The other thing is I have a fairly good full time job here on a contract position with the government. I can definitely have that until April 2017, and after that, it just depends on if my boss keeps funding me. It's not a super exciting job, but is a very good starting point. (The Fellowship in DC would start February 2017 and would pay more and is clearly a step "up").
The last thing is if Trump becomes President, there is no way I want to live in DC or possibly the country. There's a chance that this whole Fellowship program might collapse anyway under him, since it's an environmental-related Fellowship.
What would you do? Stay in Seattle or move to DC for a year? If I were single, I probably would go because why not, but my partner is a huge part of my life and wellbeing, so I can't ignore that aspect of my life.