My job requires travel and that is hard on my family, but it is the highest earning potential

December 31, 2015
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My job requires travel and that is hard on my family, but it is the highest earning potential

My job requires travel and that is hard on my family, but it is the highest earning potential

“My wife and son are at Animal Kingdom today because someone at our church gave us free passes to Disney World, but I am here for job to survey land for commercial real estate. My job requires travel and that is hard on my family, but it is the highest earning potential. I have to press my boss and get as many hours as I can. I didn’t get three days of overtime last week and we needed that to apply to our debt because we are working the Dave Ramsey program. We have paid down $31,000 and have $8,000 left and we should be through this spring, then we have to have build up 3-6 months of savings. It has taken us 3 or 4 years to pay it down and we were almost starving when we started. I had my own survey company in Kentucky but the bubble burst and it was bad for us. I got a survey job with another company and we moved to Orlando. Instead of going to a New Year’s party for the youth at our church, or Disney World with my family, I am out here working, but it is a sacrifice I have to make. I need more licenses to move up in management.

I think we are going to have to make changes in 2016. I have to find a new job that travels less, even if it pays less and my wife may have to get a part-time job even though she is homeschooling our 12-year-old son. I would like to say things are settling down, but it seems like change and heartache have been a constant part of our marriage for 15 years. The world is not getting easier to live in. I don’t mind sacrifice and working hard, but I have to feel God is preparing us for something.

I want to grow old with my wife in a seaside cottage without worries. Coffee shops, pottery, open mic nights. Maybe that is everyone else’s dream.”

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