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Everyone Must Belong Somewhere

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Every time I'm on an airplane I listen to Bright Eyes. Every time I listen to Bright Eyes I think a lot about where my life is and how far I am from where I want to be.

I don't know where I want to live when J is done with his MBA and we are ready to buy a house. I don't know if living in New York City is worth it if you don't have a car to explore all the beautiful places in the northeast. I don't know if it's worth it to live in a boring rural area if you can only take 2 trips a year.

Sometimes I think about all of this and I feel like I need to have it all figured out right now. It doesn't matter that I haven't even started my master's degree, or that J is still a year out from even applying to his MBA program. It just feels like I need to know where we are going to settle down.

But then I remember that I did move out of Utah. I did live in New York City over the summer, and even though it wasn't everything I thought it would be, it helped me learn what I want. I know I want a cute little house with a backyard for our Bernese Mountain Dog. I know I want a car so I can explore ever inch of my surroundings. I know I want to live next to a city so I can stay entertained. I know I want a lot of options for weekend trips and I want the to be affordable.

When I remember all of this I remember that I can get this in the northeast. I remember that I have already decided I want to live here forever. And even though that isn't a specific city or state, it's a specific area of the United States.

And it's one step closer to being settled than I was before.

XOXO
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4 comments on "Everyone Must Belong Somewhere"
  1. I WANT A BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG TOO!!!! The other day I was hiking alone with Savvy and we came across this old guy and his enormous Bernese mountain dog. It was the calmest, most beautiful creature in the galaxy. I spent the rest of the day crying because I didn't get a picture of it. But anyway, I'm so happy you found your area! I feel like that's a big first step to narrowing down "your place." We also have an area of the US we want to end up, but there are like 6 states there we wouldn't mind living so we need to start visiting them all to decide.

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  2. After talking with Ryan the other day, we realized that we may not want to live in AZ forever. Like, another 3-6 years, sure. But I can see us moving to Albuquerque.....

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  3. My bro lives in Albuquerque! Is it cooler there than in Arizona? Do you hate Arizona summers or do I just see the worst of it on Snapchat? lol

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