|"I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
||[Aug. 18th, 2005|11:23 pm]
...I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
They've got crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me just one"
Hi! I hope everyone is doing swell. I know I read that some of you are not having a very good day...cheer up guys! So I have been doing some thinking. For a few reasons, but nonetheless, I have been thinking about what I want to do when I graduate. As many of you know, Ricky and I have been torn between two places: Denver Colorado and Daytona Beach Florida. I know-they have nothing in common. lol. But we were considering them for different reasons. First off, both have great job opportunity for Ricky. Since he makes the most money-that is pretty important. Then we were looking into all different other reasons. For example, my dad's whole family lives in Denver. In Florida, I have an uncle and Ricky has some family. Just little odds and ends like that. Basically, we were planning on applying for jobs in both places (him) and then just going wherever he got hired because we couldnt decide. We just kept going back and forth. Ricky mentioned that his boss told him that he would be able to hook Ricky up with a job in Arizona or Kansas City, but we just shrugged that off.
Well, I have been doing some soul searching. I have been talking with one of my cousins and I think I have officially changed my mind about everything we were planning on. Surprise surprise. I change my mind all the time. But I was totally set on getting the heck out of MIssouri. I have lived here my entire life. I was born in Kansas but I have been in Missouri ever since. But, while talking to her, she sort of reminded me off all the things I am missing out on since I have moved away from Kansas City. (For those who dont know, I lived there from the time I was a baby until I was about 13). The history, the lifestyle, the most awesome barbeque in the world, and having most of my family within close proximity....all these things I had forgotten that I actually missed. She sent me pictures of downtown, the jazz district, different theatres, shopping centers, the plaza, etc. It has been years since I have seen most of these things (I havent really been back since I moved away aside from going to the airport or Worlds of Fun a few times). It just kind of all came back to me. I moved away 10 years ago. I REFUSED to leave. I told my mom I would live with someone else, or I would run away. I did not want to move away. I loved it there. So she bribed me. Story of my life. Promises of ponies in the country swept me off to no man's land. And I never did see that effing horse! Gah!
So basically, I am exstatic at the thought of being able to move back "home". Atleast, the only home I ever really knew. I mean, I lived there half my life and then moved to sw MO. I like it here, but it never was the same to me. Ricky and I are working out the details to take like a 3 days trip up there. I am finalizing an itinerary with Jenny for what we want to do while we are there. She has promised to be our "tour guide", afterall, I never had a drivers license when I lived there so I dont really remember where anything is haha. Also, a lot has changed in 13 years. We are just trying to put together a great few days because Ricky has never been there. I just want him to see how great it really can be there. All he knows is he hates driving on 435 around KC to the airport and he doesn't really like the Chiefs. He has never even been inside the city or surrounding areas so I look forward to changing his outlook on things.
I havent really told anyone about this. Not my family (with the exception of Jenny because she is helping me out a bit) or any of my friends/coworkers. Really, it doesnt concern them. I know most of my family will be split. A few who live in the KC area will be excited. My mom, my grandma, and a few others will be very upset. So why cause drama when nothing is set in stone yet. I love the idea of being back up there. Hell, I have a cousin who is working on her third kid. Growing up, her, me, and Jenny were inseperable. Now she has two kids and one on the way-and I have never seen any of them. Not once. It would be nice to meet them before they can drive a car! I also like the idea that I can get a teaching job right away, I dont have to worry about getting certified in another state or any of that jazz. I just apply and go from there. The fact that I graduated from a prestigious teaching program in MO still counts for something. So who knows. I just am really excited at this opportunity. AND I have to do part of my student teaching in KC so that totally gives me a chance to network. While I am there, I will just casually mention that I am hoping to get a job there and mingle with some important people. I am charming and a great butt kisser. That should help me out some.
I dont know, to most of you, you dont really care. But I really think this will be a great thing! So we are crossing our fingers at this point in time. Nothing is set in stone. What if there are no job openings for him (doubtful but still a chance) or we cant sell our house. Hopefully, things will run smoothly though!
Im too lazy to put a cut in here so sorry this took up your whole screen haha. Later!