Its already Thursday, my vacation has slipped by and I'm not sure where it went. I think I did productive things, maybe. I still haven't thought about what I'm going to teach next week though, I might need to get on that.
My mother is worrying that all of the jobs will be gone if I don't start applying immediately, so I finally decided to sit down and pick a few states. The criteria that I started with - trees, four seasons, my license applies and near a major airport - didn't get me very far. Then I realized if I plan to stay for more than just next year, I need to be able to adopt in that state. That certainly did an amazing job of narrowing down my list, but it left me feeling far more frustrated than accomplished. The two states I've already lived in are some of my best options, but I think I need to get out. If I really want independence, it'll have to be Oregon, which seems like a really cool state, and I'll be near the redwood forest, which was where I wanted to go several months ago. If I settle for kinda far away, VT, NH and NY (not in the city) are my best options. Yay for having decided?
Now to the career center to figure out my next steps. Or maybe this is enough for one week.