Regardless of what I said above, I turned down several six figure annual incomes (they all began with a 1
) and opted to move back to Idaho at my own expense ($10k). Family of 9 plus Boudreaux the cat. Oldest was a Junior in high school.
Family came up in july, wife picked out a house, I called the owner who said if I offered him, xxxxx he'd take it. I offered xxxxx over the phone. He took it, the rest is history.
The carolina poplars that were sticks are now 50' high. Kids are gone.
I've had 7 distinct careers and 4 to 5 jobs in each career.
Also, when I got here I had no employment. That lasted 3 days.
Thus it can and most probably should be done but not without some outside help, mostly from above.
Desire and commitment seem to be the key.
There are whole towns that went belly up out here but there are those tough ones with the great independent attitude that are still there and will stay. Take a gander at Stanley Idaho. There are some tough salt of the earth folks in that neck of the woods.
The only regret that I have, possibly, was that I turned down a career and good paying job in McCall. That was really dumb but things turned out very well in spite of that decision.
With 7 children raised, a great wife and 14 and a half grandchildren, and still robust enough to trek around the mountains I'd say I done pretty fair......
Also, when ya make a decision the next task is to make that decision right!
Oh, and don't look back....... you'll turn to salt.