I’m coming to a point where I know a significant life decision will need to be made. I’m 28, married for five years and don’t have kids. In five years the company I work for will become half mine and in ten, fully mine.
When I first started, I was out of town 3 nights a week. Recently, an opportunity has risen where I will be the face of a large project and open a new office. Trouble is, not quite sure about being away three nights a week and living half time away. It’s a great project, it’ll give me everything I want career wise. It’ll also pay me a lot more. Essentially, it’s the possibility of immediate advancement, which may take three years before a similar, yet closer to home, project comes along.
Several concerns: obviously being away from wife more. Not really setting roots in my community. I don’t have a lot of friends to begin with, but I’m also a workaholic and driven more than people my age.
Regardless if I take this assignment, I will be traveling more. I’ve been asked to speak at conferences throughout the area.
What would you all do? @Jewbacca I know you travel for work. Any regrets?