Originally Posted by audreyh1
I think that you can be completely prepared, and not make the move. Nothing wrong with that. And at some point the timing becomes clear or there is a eureka moment and you realize you are more than ready and out of there yesterday! It's fine to let the status quo ride for a while before taking the plunge. The fact that the prep work is already done is a huge factor in your favor - you can then make the move whenever you choose, and quickly too!
That matches my experience. I liked my work for years, was OK with it for many more years, and knew I had to go when I had to go. I was ER prepared before that day.