Thursday, February 28, 2013

the future

Jon and I have been discussing more and more what our future will look like. His educational/career goals are to attend John Carroll University for his Master's degree and a [to be determined] school for his Ph.D. I'm not sure which schools he's considering for his Ph.D, but I know many of the major cities. His top schools at the moment are near or in Chicago, Toronto, Princeton, Dayton and Washington, D.C.

Have I mentioned that we have had the following moves since 2007?

Ohio > Arizona
Arizona > Chicago (apartment #1)
Chicago (#1) > Chicago (apartment #2)
Chicago (apartment #2) > Danielle's apartment (#2; stuff only)
Jon from Chicago > his parent's in Ohio
Parents > Married apartment #1

Parent's in Ohio > Chicago Dorm
Dorm > Chicago (apartment #1)
Chicago (apartment #1) > Chicago (apartment #2)
Chicago (apartment #2) > Parent's in Ohio

North Royalton (married apartment #1) > Fairlawn  (married apartment #2)
Fairlawn  (married apartment #2) > House

In case you're counting, that's 12 moves in about 6 years. *breaks into a cold sweat at the prospect of moving again any time soon* That being said, there are no Ph.D. programs in our area so if he does follow that track a move is imminent. I'm torn because I love the idea of exploring a new city, but at the same time all of our family is here. If we move I'd also need to find a new job which would be a challenge that I'm not necessarily ready for and I really do love my company. The good news is a Ph.D.-related move is at least 3-4 years away, and there are a lot of contingencies involved. I don't necessarily enjoy the unknown given my obsession for planning. However, a wise friend told me that there are so many knowns in my life right now it's good to have some uncertainty. I think she's right, but I also think I'm going to have a panic attack if/when we decide to take the plunge and sell our house, find a new one, etc. Hold me.


  1. Lol, moved around about like me?

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