I’ve been in this town since last May. That is almost 6 months longer than I have lived continuously in any one place since leaving home at 17, and that was a while ago. I don’t think there is anything wrong with not settling down for long periods of time.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my semi nomadic existence. Moving, across town or across hemispheres, always excites me. I make friends pretty easily, enjoy exploring new places, and love to decorate, so uprooting myself is usually cause to celebrate.
Moving here was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I have, but my reason for being ready to move on are beginning to pile up.
Here are a few:
- I have met my quota of cool friends.
- I know all the back road short cuts, and have some of the lights timed out perfectly.
- I am very close to my goal of eating at every restaurant in town.
- I’ve got no Mr. Right holding me here.
- I have seen this town in every season.
- It’s to the point that I can’t run an errand without running into some one I know.
- 20 Freshmen girls just moved into my single’s ward—They were born in 1990. I don’t want anymore ‘Kylies’ in my life.
- I’m not getting any younger, and grad school won’t be getting any cheaper.
- I had to get a Utah drivers license already. Ewww.
- The longer I stay the greater the risk of my good grammar skills being overpowered by a Southern Utah accent.
This brings me to the PLAN.
Next stop Boston U, in Boston, Massachusetts. I am starting the application for next fall very soon. Here are some reasons why I would like to go to Boston.
- It has B and U in its name. I like that about all institutions of higher learning.
- They have a prestigious MFA program in Theatre Education Outreach.
- It’s in Boston, and I’ve wanted to live ‘back East’ since I knew what East meant.
- From what I understand , if I can get in, they pay for the program and I get a teaching stipend.
- From what I hear the church in Boston has an excellent single’s program.
That’s enough for me. Wish me luck.