I learned a couple of weeks ago that the firm I work for will be dissolving at the end of the year and is being reformed as a smaller firm under a different name. I learned yesterday that I'm not going to be a part of that smaller firm. This sucks - Hard.
The lease on my house comes to an end on January 1, so I have about a month to figure out what the hell I'm doing.
Here are my choices:
1) Find another job out here in DC
This might be tricky since everyfuckingbody is looking for new jobs right now, and moderate (pro-gay, pro-choice, small government) Republicans are not at the top of anyone's hiring list.
2) Find another job somewhere else
This is a lot easier, and is along the lines of what I'd like to do (work with a trade organization/corporation). The kicker is that the type of jobs I'd be interested in taking would likely force me to live in one of my two most-hated cities - LA or NYC.
3) Move back to IL and look for a job from there
This works, and I have an empty house waiting for me, but it just seems like a bitch maneuver to me. I've wanted to move back to IL for awhile, but on MY terms.
4) Throw all of my shit into storage and take off on a trip around the world
Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Antarctica, South Africa, Madagascar, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Romania, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Algeria, Morocco, Spain - That's my road-map so far. I'm about to throw down and just do it while I'm still young (and stupid) enough to try it.
Well, that's it. I have no fucking idea what I'm gonna do, but I have about a month to sort it all out. Place your bets.