I keep wondering whether it’s our destiny to stay in Scotland.
There have been various moments in the past few months where it looked like we’d be moving back to England.
And I was relishing the thought.
I’ve had my fill of everything SNP and don’t want any more.
But the last few days have brought a different perspective.
It may come true that we remain in Scotland for the foreseeable future.
Where To Next?
It feels like it’s time for our next adventure.
My wife’s been with the same employer for more than 12 years and we’re itching for a change.
Other than the obvious problems associated with the current Scottish Government, we do like living close to Edinburgh.
In fact, I’ve now lived in Scotland for almost 20 years in total.
It was a interesting surprise to find out we may be moving even further into the wilderness.
By tomorrow we should know where our fate lies.
It’s a little cloak and dagger at the moment because it may not come to fruition.
Either way it looks like we’ll stay in Scotland for the time being.
It’s Exciting And Terrifying At The Same Time
The thought of moving further North fills me with excitement as well as concern.
It’s even further away from extended family and could mean we’d see even less of them than we do now.
At the same time, I like the idea of doing something completely different and unexpected.
I’m unsure on how my prospects of finding work would be.
But then maybe I won’t need to if things work out right.
I suspect I may be needed at home more than ever.
That’s okay. Although I had got it into my head I’d be going back to work this year.
You never know when opportunities may arise.
Would It Be So Terrible To Stay In Scotland?
The only thing that makes the idea that we may stay in Scotland difficult is the whole independence thing.
Brexit is bad enough but cutting off your nose to spite your face twice is just stupid.
If it happens and we end up being here, I’m sure the world wouldn’t end.
But it would be a more divided society than ever before based on current polls.
We’d adjust to living in an SNP world without scrutiny, although it wouldn’t be easy.
Luckily at present, the polls are still in favour of not making any further division.
I hope it can stay that way in my and my kids’ lifetimes and beyond.