Well, we might as well make public our official decision on where to go this fall. We plan on spending at least the next four years in Seattle!
The comfort of familiarity and saving money actually had us resigned to staying in Salt Lake City. I say resigned because several months ago we really wanted to go to Seattle. In fact, Brooke wrote a cryptic blog awhile back saying there was something we really wanted but she couldn't say what (so as to not jinx things). Well, going to the University of Washington was it. We then started getting cold feet when we began looking at financial matters. Everything from school to rent to health insurance is significantly more expensive there so we had resigned ourselves to staying.
However, we were unhappy with our decision and decided since we would be poor either way we might as well accept a few extra years with student loans to pay and go ahead with the dream. For my part, I am extremely excited! It's a Christmas Eve type feeling whereas staying here was a snowy Monday morning school day. Besides being at a stellar pharmacy school, I'm looking forward to a change of scenery. I do hate going away from family, but like young sailors of old I feel a call for adventure pulling me out to sea. Well, toward the sea anyway.