So I spent last Wednesday through this past Tuesday in the beautiful city of Boston. I was hoping that this trip would provide me with some sort of lightbulb/revelation/inner peace about what I was going to do with my life. No such luck.
On Saturday and Sunday I pretty much just walked around exploring Boston with Randy & Tamara (who were so gracious to let me crash on their couch for a week). I loved the city even more the second time around. I thought the snow was pretty in January, but the Public Garden in April is 10 times better. I love walking down Newbury Street and stopping to get a coffee at an underground cafe, I love the 5-story Cambridge Antique Market, I LOVE having Dunkin Donuts on every corner. In short, I felt totally at home.
Anyway, the next morning I woke up at 3:30 (2:30 Arkansas time) to go to the airport. I was supposed to fly out at 5:40 a.m. and be home by 10 BUT this being the day after the Boston Marathon and an extra 40,000 people were flying out and all it took me 7 flights to get a seat SO I got home around 9 o’clock Tuesday night (18 hours later). I did, however, have plenty of time to think and talk to Jacob about my grad school/interview experiences. We weighed all of our options and made a decision, I think. We are going to stay in Fayetteville for a year, taking whatever jobs we can get, and I’m going to defer my enrollment at Boston University until August 2011 because:
- We don’t have enough (or any really) money to move right now
- We want to get married before we move away to start our careers
- We want to be able to save some money for when we do start our new life together
We fully intend to move to Boston in a year. I’m not giving up, just taking it slow. This decision has caused me to be oddly calm about the future. It’s still not really in my nature to take a break and assume that ‘everything will just work out’ but I have to believe it or I’ll go crazy.
In other news, I guess I’m officially on the job hunt in Northwest Arkansas and a week from today I will be completely done with college. crazy