Hang tight — and you’re right. This change for you is a blessing. All of life is a blessing if we just let it be so. For PJ, too.
I was in my 30’s before I stopped my pretty unhealthy lifestyle and got on track with something I wanted to do. I had faith and it worked.
I’m in my 60’s now and it’s time for another change. If I stay where I am, I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing now. Still working even though I don’t have to. So we’re headed back to Maui for the moderate temperature (my wife has MS), for fresh Ahi Tuna, fresh pineapple, the ocean, long sandy beaches to walk on, and plenty of safe roads to ride my Harley on. We’re leaving lots of close friends but I’m sure that we’ll make more.
So do what you do, do it well, and find the best parts of wherever you end up living. And when you’re done, find where you want to live, and move there. If you get bored, you can help serve meals to homeless individuals (or something else that helps others and feeds your soul at the same time).
Best of luck to you and your family.