Hello folks, I'm really sorry to post a personal thread up here again, but there is a feline dimension, as there is in nearly everything I do, as of course this will affect the boys as well as me. Basically...I've been planning a move down South for a while. I've been unhappy in glasgow for quite a long time, despite the presence of wonderful people, and last winter was particularly tough. I feel as if life is passing me by, so many of my friends have moved away, and it doesn't feel as if there is anything here for me any more except my lovely cats. So I thought I'd apply for another job, what have I got to lose, etc...didn't write a very good application, thought little of it. Then I got an interview. After pulling off a truly heroic travel schedule, involving going from glasgow to rural Hertfordshire and back again in a single day, I was preparing to spend the train ride home sound asleep with my mouth wide open, when my phone rang. I got the job. And now I'm terrified. It's three days a week, which was intentional on my part, as it gives me time to work on PhD applications and writing and things I don't have time to do currently, but of course this will mean taking a hefty hit in terms of cash, and i think my subconscious is using this as an excuse not to do it. But I can't not do it. The boys will have a lot more room at my parents' house (I'll be living there, at least at first) and once they've recovered from the journey, I think they'll love it there. But I'm just so scared. I kind of wish I was a cat so I could be dosed up to the eyeballs with Zylkene and Pet Remedy and be transported in a crate and not have to worry about anything except the pink mice marching up and down in front of my eyes. I think basically I'm just looking for a bit of reassurance and courage, and stories from others who have made similarly huge decisions and had things turn out ok. When I got home last night, Tiny rolled on his back, miaowed and waved his paws in the air, which was comforting and heartening in its own way, but I think I might need some human input too.