Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Where will we call home in 2010??
Posted by Brooke-Jean Newman
Ben has been applying to pharmacy schools all over the U.S. in an attempt to avoid waiting a year to start his 4 years of schooling.
He applied to the following schools (in no particular order):
1. Creighton - Omaha, Nebraska
2. University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
3. University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah
4. Midwestern - Chicago (well technically it's Downers Grove), Illinois
5. University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico
6. Mercer - Somewhere in Georgia
Anyway, we are to the point where he is starting to hear back from a few schools to get interviews set up. It's kind of fun to imagine myself in these different places ... each one holds something different so I think I'd enjoy them all. Although, some I'm not as fond of as others.
For example, I really don't want to have to write Albuquerque every time I write my address. It's just one of those words that I never remember how to spell - but it's warm!
And after experiencing another winter I want to avoid Chicago at all costs but then there is family near by and it's Chicago. What an adventure that would be.
While staying in Utah with my job would be nice I want to get out and see "the world". For as long as I can remember I have been in Utah and it would be nice to experience a bit of another culture.
I don't know much about Omaha except that two of my uncle's went to school there so it has to be okay.
As for Seattle, well, I've been reading about all the companies up there that have just laid off thousands of people so I'd have quite a hard time finding new employment and at the same time housing there is pretty expensive.
There is only one school Ben and I have decided we have no mixed emotions for. That school is Mercer - in Georgia. We just don't want to go there. Ben isn't even sure why he applied there because shortly after applying he decided he had no interest in this school.
So the future has lots of possibilities at this point and I'm interested to see what happens. No matter where we go we'll have fun and if Ben doesn't get in anywhere, I'll take that as a blessing too because then I can work and save money for one more year before we move on to the unknown.
(Ben has two interviews lined up so far - University of Utah on the 25th and Midwestern on the 18th ... so wish him luck).
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