Surviving and Thriving in Chicago as a Twenty Something Gal
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Quarter Life Headache
I am on the edge of the life decision cliff right now- do I stay at my job that I can't stand but is very secure (and in a city I can't afford!), or do I strike out and try for another somewhere else? The biggest issue is the somewhere else I think. I desperately want to go back to school (thats right, throw some more stress on the pile!), and the graduate program I am interested in isn't exactly offered everywhere. This narrows some places down. Also, my family really wants me to be as close or closer to them. I don't think I necessarily agree with this, but it hurts to not agree with my mother on the phone, so I can't imagine what it would be like to call and tell her I'm moving to Oregon or something. Which brings me to my next point- where would I fit best? Weather, culture, job availablity, compensation, cost of living, accessibility; these are all factors too. Plus there is the BF card. . . .I am not sure if he is factoring in me when he is job hunting in other locales, but I am factoring in him. Obviously, after 5 (on and off) years together, I can't just forget about someone. All things I need to think about. No wonder my head hurts. Its enough to make me want to pack a backpack and hop the next plane to wherever!
Green living! I am happy to see recycling and doing more with less make the front pages of the news
Bridesmaid season is officially over for me. That means that in the past two weeks that I haven't had to spend worrying about how I am going to look in someone else's mantle pictures have been spent slacking off at the gym, drinking beer and eating delicious things like pizza. oops, really need to work on that. Someone else needs to get married so I can keep it together!
I simply cannot wait for Rothbury music fest next year. Best weekend ever! I am still rocking my bracelet. . . .