I'm pretty sure we've made up our mind but I don't want this to be the wrong decision
Reasons for leaving:
we hate the cold, currently live in regional vic. The winters here are harsh and long.
We love the beach, currently about 2.5 hour drive away
Hubby work here is unpredictable, could end without much warning and is likely to end this year. If we Move interstate he would be seeking work in similar field, likely less pay but more stability.
We want to sell house anyway but don't like any suburbs in current area that we want to buy into
We have no family here that we will miss
Reasons for staying
kids are in kinder & prep- worried they will be negatively affected by move and miss friends
We have one elderly relative who occasionally babysits, although not reliable. She is good with kids
We have a handful of friends here we see often/ occasionally
That's all I can come up with.
I don't want this to be a grass is greener thing. I do think deep down the best decision for us is to move but I know I tend to get excited about "new" experiences.
Has anyone ever made a big move and regretted it? What about moving children and changing schools? I know my oldest will be upset but I don't know if that's enough to stay.