Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Decisions, decisions




So the Gloworm and I are feeling a wee bit restless. We both are ready to have kids (long story here, most of you know it), ready to get our Master's, and ready to live somewhere else.

The first idea was to move to Bloomington. IU offers both an MLS and a Masters in Ed. Perfect. We could both get our degrees from the same place at the same time. Two weekends ago, we helped move a couple down to Lexington, KY. On the way back we took a detour through Bloomington to check the place out. I really like the feel of the place. However, jobs seem to be a bit hard to come by. Gloria and I would like to work and go to school at the same time, but we don't want to financially back slide too much. Also, we only have a few contacts in Bloomington, so we wouldn't be able to rely on others to help us out if we needed.

This past weekend we were hanging out with my cousin David and his wife Chastity in Lafayette. We toured Purdue and West Lafayette and we were pleasantly surprised. If we were to move to Lafayette, we would have family nearby, Gloria could work on her Master's there, and jobs would be easier to come by. However, I would have to commute to IUPUI (about 45 mins away) for my MLS.

Of course there are many other details to work out and maybe even a third option we haven't thought of, but time really does begin to fly once you get older and busier, and deadlines will be here before we know it, so decisions will have to be made and plans formulated sooner than we may want to.

So, chime in.

6 comments:

Charmi said...

From a purely personal perspective, Gene and/or I are back and forth to Lafayette at least twice a month. It's not as cool as IU, but we could still see you guys! And there are some nice campgrounds down that way...

Talia said...

It sounds rough. Moving. Pursuing more degrees. Changing jobs. Having children. All things I'm not interested in. Of course, I just graduated and ready to be done with the going to school and having kids thing, so I'm not one to ask. I wish you the best of luck. And I know that with your jobs, Master's degrees are needed, so move on, you must.

Neil Kelly said...

Move you ass up here. According to http://chicagopoetry.com chicago is the poetry capital of the world, but I'm sure they'll make room for you outstanding fiction.

Anonymous said...

Just move to Lexington with that cool couple!!

Jennifer said...

I'm partial to Purdue, because I went there. Yes, they have AWESOME parks for hiking and canoeing. Turkey Run, Shades. I also like how everything on campus is closer together so there's less vehicular transports. IU is very spread out.

Anonymous said...

If you have to live in Indiana, it's hard to find a better place for culture, scholarship and raising a family than the "Purdue" area.

And your family in SB is only like what, 2 hours away?

Sounds perfect.