1. Find a new job
2. Get baptized
3. Take GMAT
4. Go back to school full-time
5. To do #4, I have a goal to receive 100% funding!
(Kinda nervous about that one ya'll)
6. Move back east
7. Pursue my relationship with baby boi
I wanna put goal #6 in more words... For the past two years, I've been adamant about staying single. I knew that if I pursued any type of relationship out here in California, I would run into a sticky situation where moving back east is concerned. Most Californians believe that LA is the be-all-to-end-all... that the rest of the nation doesn't exist... that it would be dumb to ever live anywhere else. Well, if that isn't extremely close-minded, I don't know what is. It's not just Californians that feel this way though. A lot of New Yorkers and DC 'urea heads speak the same craziness. It was frustrating when I heard DC/MD/VA people tell me that there's no place better than the 'urea. I used to scruntch my face up and think "for REAL?! THIS little tiny metropolitan city? You can sit on the metro for one measly day and explore everything there is to know about the DC area and be cool!" I didn't understand how they prefer the 'urea when they've never lived anywhere else. I'm a little less ticked off when I hear Californians say it though because the state is amazingly huge. There's no way you could explore everything there is to know about CA in your time here. The state is incredibly dynamic. Not to mention it's absurdly beautiful and loads of fun. I have to give credit where credit is due, BUT please don't tell me that California is the be-all-to-end-all when haven't lived anywhere else. =( Back to how this relates to my goal... So much to my dismay, I've run into that sticky situation I mentioned up above. My entire family lives on the east coast. I just can't imagine having a whole country's-worth of distance between me and them for the rest of my life. I already miss my family as it is. How do I even begin to think that I can stay this way for another 10 years? I don't really have a problem completing b-school on the west (which will take another 2 to 3 years) but after that... I don't know.
If everyone's in Huntsville Alabama, I basically live anywhere on the map above. That way I can hop on a plane or in a car with my kids and be to the great grandparents, grandparents and grand aunts and uncles in no time. All this 2,000 miles away stuff is not cool. =( I just can't imagine raising children separate from my family. It makes me sorta sad to think about it. I'm willing to compromise though. I'll expand my range from just the south to the northeast as well. It's kinda cold up there though so I don't think that'll be much of a compromise for anyone. I think the compromise would be to live on the west for longer than I care to. But I'll do what I have to do. This is a little depressing but I'm sure it'll work out. Stay tuned... =/