Something Great for Something Greater

For the second time in a decade, I’m planning a move from Nevada to Utah. 
The wife and I have been talking about it for a couple of years. Henderson is and always will be home, yet at the same time I feel an itch not to be stationary just for sentimentality’s sake; there are things we want, and we can make them happen more readily in a different place, so we’re going to move.
The plan is for it to go down this summer, when our lease is up. I’m still in the homework phase of job searching, fortunately our friends are helping out in that area. 
Much like I did in 2008, I of course have reservations. I have a good job here! Great friends and co-workers. Family all around. A bucket of memories on every block.
But there are better things for me and my family, that I have a better opportunity to achieve if we get set up in Utah for a few years. I have lots of fun at my job right now, blowing things up and mythologizing the work on Instagram, but I also work with guys who are ten, twenty, thirty years my senior. I see the toll it takes on their bodies to be 4AM risers in an unstable industry. Plenty of them are still trying to get “other things” going on the side. My income might support a wife and two toddlers, but can it support two teenaged boys, and any other kids we’ll have? Maybe not. I shouldn’t make assumptions.
So I want to go where I’ll have more flexible education opportunities (and abundant employment offers) in tech and programming. I want to be able to take my kids abroad, teach them trades at a young age, put them in sports and stuff. And I want to set an example of visionary pursuit, to not just tell them, but show them that if you want something, you ought to chase it! Then pin it down, slit its throat, stuff its head and mount it on the wall.
On top of all that, I have a vision of myself as a successful author and artist. I’m going to a place where I can work more conventions, meet more readers, talk with them, and share my work. I’m only 32, but there are plenty of things I wished I had done differently at 22. I’m not going to wait until I’m 42 before I decide I should do things differently now. 
That’s it. Cat’s out of the bag, the Bradleys are planning on moving this summer. More details to come! And if you know of anyone paying top dollar for local drivers in the Utah County area, holler at me 🙂
Thanks everyone. 

Author: grahambradley

Writer, illustrator, reader, truck driver.

One thought on “Something Great for Something Greater”

  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ll ask around and see if anyone knows of anything. Text me a few specifics of what you want to do – what sort of driving jobs you’re looking for, other positions you’d be interested in, etc. – and I’ll ask in the local community groups I’m a member of.

    And YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell your wife I get first dibs on her for a girls’ night out. 🙂 🙂

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