After I blogged yesterday, I didn’t go home. I stayed and talked to Lorainne about Betsy’s offer over a glass (actually a bottle) of wine. She really helped me weigh out all the pros and cons of taking up Betsy’s offer to run a publishing company for her:
*Live in Italy
*Launch and run a publishing company
*Great for the CV
*A new and exciting experience
*HP hates his job
*HP has family in Italy
*I am feeling uneasy about the New Agency
*I’d be living in Italy and all the hassle that becoming an ex-pat entails
*I have never launched a publishing company, so I have no idea what I’m getting myself into
*I’ve never been solely responsible for a business’s success, and that’s a huge responsibility, especially when it’s a friend’s business
*I don’t speak Italian
*I don’t know anything about educational publishing
*I can’t assume HP would want to move to Italy just because of his Mum and his crappy job (I still haven’t talked to him about it yet).
*I’ve signed a contract with New Agency, and I have no idea if I can even change my decision at this point and go for a complete buy out.
*I have a mortgage and I have no idea if we can even sell the flat, especially as we don’t know what’s happening in the Referendum. (For those of you living under a rock or outside the UK, Scotland will be voting on it’s independence from the rest of the UK in a few days time. If Scotland becomes its own country, all economic bets are off and there’s no telling if I’ll have any clients or a paycheque, let alone be able to sell the flat. Hmmm. Maybe I should move to Italy, but then a post-Referendum PROS and CONS list may look completely different.)
The CONs list isn’t just longer, and it’s more detailed, meaning that I’ve probably thought about the CONS a little more.
What do you lot, my bloggy-followers, think? I defer to you for help.