Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Karma for me, or karma against me?

It has been a long time since my last post (as usual), but I just had to get on here and tell a story. I recently received an email from a technology headhunter that has the potential to change our lives forever--in a GOOD way. We have always been one to believe in karma, and this is no exception.

You see, we always try to do the right thing--we obey traffic laws, we pay taxes every time, we donate time and money to charities, we help those who want to help themselves, and we work really, really hard. We don't ask for anything that we didn't earn, and we're all about playing it fair--good or bad. So, I got an email last week offering me the possibility of a job. Not just "a job", but this is a job that could potentially pay as much as FIVE TIMES my current salary. Yeah...that's a 5, as in, the number after FOUR. The catch? It's in Afghanistan, supporting our military men and women stationed there, maintaining their networks, computers and laptops.

The job hasn't been given to me as of yet, but I have made it through the first stage. My former military time has pushed me toward the front of the line for stage 2. I am hopeful that the fact that I'm willing to relocate right away will put me at the front of the line, as a lot of people just don't have the desire to go to a country in conflict like Afghanistan.

Let me tell you something. For that kind of money, I believe it's worth it. First off, if it's good enough for my military men and women, why isn't it good enough for me? I ask them to protect me, so the least I can do is make their life a little less stressful, and maybe allow them a little family time on Skype. It also affords me the ability to get almost completely out of debt in the span of one year. That alone is enough for me. After scratching and scrounging for every dollar we have, it's time for us to relax and enjoy our lives. This could be the opportunity to do just that.

So, I will update you soon enough with the outcome. It could be good...it could be bad. Let's hope for the former! Until next time....