I left my role at NZ's incumbent Telco working with several customer facing and middleware systems to travel with the family almost a year ago.
The decision to travel was made as part of a larger reconsideration of life due to both EddieWife and I developing chronic illnesses that mean at least 1 if not both of us probably won't be able to do it at retirement age.
As part of this we also plan to return to a different city, though one we are familiar with and have friends in to start a new phase.
I'll be needing to get a new role in the new city when we return shortly, however the city has no real IT base beyond local council and a few medium sized businesses, and due to my illness I can't do physical work.
Finding a new job is looking 'interesting' but as long as I can find something I don't actually hate the lifestyle bonuses of the new location will far outweigh the likely lower pay. Hopefully no more 4 hour lead times to define, develop, deal with all the process, and deploy several thousand lines of SQL because a competitor changed their price point.