I go through a struggle in my mind every once in a while and it goes like this: Every time I think about moving out west [to a ski town (Jackson, Breck, Truckee),or a pseudo-ski town (Bend, Bozeman, Santa Fe) or a ski city (Boulder, Denver, or SLC)], I always say something like, "Well, I'll move out west eventually, but right now, I just refinanced my house, and I should wait a couple of years to rebuild some equity before I make any moves". Or, "I only have to work for 2 more years until I'm vested in the retirement system at work, so I'll wait until then to move." I'm okay with this now (those seem to be good reasons), but will it keep going like this? I mean, will there always be something trying to keep me here? My parents are retiring in 2011 and moving down to Carolina, so at that point, I really won't have anything keeping me in the area (besides my job and house, that is). And my job is good. Will I be able to find a comparable job out west? I don't know.
I just hope that I don't keep saying to myself "Two more years", "Three more years", "Five more years", then find myself still kicking around this area when I'm 50 wondering why I never moved out west. So, hopefully I can develop a plan soon and stick to it.