When we were much younger, we were offered crazy money to live for 2 years
in Iran and then 2 years in Venezuela. It was sometimes a challenge but we
never regretted it and are now glad we have that money invested for our
I can imagine leaving Alaska would be hard. Your photos have been
Best wishes with your decision.
On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 12:33 AM Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's been a wild ride the past couple of weeks. My new contracting job
> got shut down after three months and I was give a one day notice.
> Ouch! Absolutely no fault of my own. They failed the honor the one
> year commitment.
> It's been a mad scramble, but it looks like we have a plan in place.
> As soon as the paperwork gets processed, I'll start working as a
> contractor for the company I left three months ago. My old boss (why I
> left) was fired several weeks later. I've got unfinished business--a
> project that is one to tell the grandkids about. But it's for one
> year. My goal is to either get hired for a certain senior engineer
> position in their strategic planning organization, or to leave. In the
> meantime, we'll be working on certain preparations for me to go back
> to work full-time for the company I just worked for in another
> high-level position. So, if I get offered the senior engineer
> position, we stay in Alaska for the foreseeable future. If not, then
> we will likely be moving in a year. Possibly to the DC area.
> Another option is to spend a year or two overseas for some super crazy
> money. Super CRAZY money.
> Regardless, we're looking at what may be our final year in Alaska. The
> thought of leaving makes me sick to my stomach. We absolutely love it
> here. But the opportunities for career growth are limited. I'll be
> working on my options and will try to have something nailed down in
> about nine months.
> With this understanding in mind, I'm going to redouble on the
> photography and put true effort into making some art, instead of just
> spraying and praying. I have shot ONE roll of film since being here.
> The photographic opportunities have been so intense that I couldn't
> take the time to shoot/process/scan anything. But I need to.
> But at the same time, with the increase in hiking and climbing, I'm
> really feeling the need for something small and lightweight. Maybe
> something Micro Four-Thirdsish. Who knows. We just have to make it
> past the next month before spending ANY money.
> AK Schnozz
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