Monday, October 27, 2008

life coach, please.

so, after much deliberation and searching of class schedules (100 times, minimum) i may have made some decisions.
obviously, these decisions are not certain, because i have no idea whether or not i will find a job, an apartment, etc... but i am interested in feedback. (bean: i promise i'm not just trying to get comments. i just want input from people who have been in a similar position :)

i have nine credits and five months left in my college experience. one class will be taken at the salt lake center in the winter. the other two are only available at the provo campus.
so, here are my options.
1) stay in provo until april, drive to salt lake for school one night a week. keep my current job, and keep going to salt lake frequently because it's the city i love here.
2) move to salt lake, find a job and an apartment there. drive to provo 1-2 days a week for classes. stay in salt lake once graduated, find a job there.

i don't know what's better. either way i'll be driving (or taking trax) semi-frequently to and from provo/salt lake. but part of me thinks that i belong in salt lake much more than i belong in provo. i've done provo for five years now, and i'm feeling anxious and a little stuck. i'm thrilled with the prospect of moving to a new city with new people and a new experience.
but at the same time, i am terrified. i am afraid of trying to find a job, of quitting my old job, of being a grown-up and living in my own place and paying rent (yikes.) and of everything that comes with change.
i tend to repel change by nature, so the thought of such a drastic change both frightens and thrills me.

i don't know what to do anymore.


  1. i haven't been in that situation but i would recommend staying in provo for your last semester and commuting to salt lake. i think it'd be hard to have so many changes for the last semester and it'd be hard to stay focused on school. also, your job pays well so you might as well just save money while you work a lot during your last semester and then you'll have plenty of time to look for a job, apt, etc... and start everything new all at once.

  2. You know how badly I want you to move to Salt Lake...but I agree with Em. You never know how long it will take you to find a job after graduation (I have a few friends who graduated in April and still haven't found one) so it might be a good idea to save up as much as you can so that you can move here in the spring. Also, I know first hand that commuting sucks. Especially in the winter. This comment is way to long. We will discuss on Saturday. :)

  3. I was going to say stay in Provo unless you already have a job and apt lined up. Then you can make a clean break at the end of next semester.

  4. agreed. the less commuting the better, especially in the winter. and moving to salt lake will be so much more fun in the spring than in the dead of depressing winter. you can still look and interview for jobs in salt lake if you're living in provo. better to look for a job while you still have a job.

  5. I agree with everyone else.

    Then when you finish school move somewhere TOTALLY out of your comfort zone. Why not? You're young and adaptable. :-)

    Man, I'm totally awesome at life advice. *cough*

  6. Dogerina, I repel change myself, and I have to say that moving in the middle of something is a stressful idea.

    I think you will feel displaced, like you don't belong in either town, so might as well stick to Provo until that thing is over, then start the new thing.

    You will likely still feel unsettled for at least six months (seems to be the going rate for getting used to a new place) but you can always go to Grandma's and smell the cement when times are rough.